COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 – U.S. Veterans Magazine ranked Hyundai Motor America among the nation's top veteran-friendly companies. The results were announced via their 2013 Best of the Best Lists, which evaluates employment, business and supplier opportunities for returning U.S. veterans. Hyundai Motor America was the only automotive manufacturer to receive this honor.
In addition to being a company that provides employment opportunity for veterans, Hyundai also offers the best automotive rebate program in the industry. Hyundai's Military Rebate Program provides anyone who has served a single day in any branch of the U.S. Military, including Reserve and National Guard forces, with a $500 rebate towards the purchase or lease of a new Hyundai vehicle. The program similarly applies to spouses of military personnel.
Last year, Hyundai Motor America paid more than $24 million in rebates to U.S. military and family members, making Hyundai one of the most veteran-friendly car companies in America. This year, U.S. military personnel and veterans account for a remarkable 1 in 10 Hyundai vehicle sales.
"The goal of our annual evaluation is not only to bring information and guidance to our readers, but also to encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies," said Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher, U.S. Veterans Magazine. "Hyundai Motor America offers veterans the opportunity to quickly and easily transition into civilian life by providing engaging and valuable career opportunities."
The 2013 Best of the Best Lists were compiled from a multitude of sources including market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses. More than 250 companies and institutions participated in this year's evaluation, resulting in lists of the nation's top veteran-friendly companies, top supplier diversity programs, top Veteran Business Owners (VBOs) and Disabled Veteran Business Owners (DVBOs), top government and law enforcement agencies and top veteran-friendly schools.
"Providing valuable employment opportunities to returning veterans remains one of our most mutually-beneficial hiring strategies," said Erwin Raphael, director, Engineering & Quality, Hyundai Motor America. "Veterans possess the character, discipline and personal drive that we look for in our employees. Making it a priority to provide veterans with valuable careers and rebates on new vehicles is an opportunity for us to give back to those who have dedicated their lives to our country."