CACI has a proud 50-year history of supporting all military services. To CACI, military hiring is much more than a professional obligation—it is a company-wide commitment. Nearly one in five CACI employees is a former service member, and the company continues to hire veterans because of their rich character, talent, experience, and commitment to duty.
In 2007, CACI developed a formal, multi-faceted military recruiting strategy to maximize the effectiveness of veteran hiring efforts. At the forefront of this strategy was the creation of the Deploying Talent—Creating Careers program, which champions the hiring of disabled veterans. Often injured veterans must wait for their official medical discharge and are unable to start work immediately. CACI provides them with much-needed assistance during this time by collaborating with disabled veterans’ organizations to offer resumé writing, interview training, and mock job fairs.
The company also partners with the Department of Labor to create corporate immersion events for wounded warriors at local medical centers, providing oneon- one training in job fair and interviewing skills to create a
comprehensive employment training experience.
In 2008 CACI increased efforts by hiring a disabled veteran to serve as CACI’s Disabled Veteran Recruiting Manager,
drawing on her personal experience to help match veterans to open CACI positions and mentor disabled veteran candidates through the hiring process. As a result of the program, CACI’s disabled veteran population has grown by 157 percent over the past five years and the more than 200 disabled veterans hired in 2011 accounted for 6 percent of the total.
In 2011, CACI launched its Hire a Vet Today! campaign to further expand veteran hiring efforts and respond to the U.S.
drawdown of troops around the world. By hosting informative learning sessions about veteran hiring and encouraging
managers to attend veteran and wounded warrior recruiting events, the campaign has contributed to increased veteran
hiring and employee participation.
Understanding the challenge and importance of fully assimilating veteran hires, CACI recently enhanced its successful
mentoring program to include a new Vet Connect initiative. Every service member hired is automatically enrolled in the program, which pairs each individual with a senior CACI employee (usually a military veteran as well) who serves as a personal mentor/coach, helping to ensure a smooth transition into the workforce.
Veterans comprised 29 percent of CACI’s hires in 2011, an 11 percent increase over 2010. In recognition of CACI’s continued success in recruiting, hiring, and developing veterans, the White House has invited the company to be a corporate partner of the Joining Forces initiative, which helps support military families as they transition from military to civilian life.