DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2019 –Iconic economy lodging brand Motel 6 continues to be recognized for its commitment to serving the military community. In 2019, the organization has received the following designations:
- Military Friendly® Employer: For the second year in a row, Motel 6 ranked No.1 in the Military Friendly® Employer’s $500 million-$1 billion revenue category. The 2020 Military Friendly® Employers list is based on extensive research compiled from public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating organizations.
- Military Times’ “Best for Vets” Employer: Motel 6 was recognized in Military Times’ 2019 “Best for Vets Employers,” placing 11th out of 100. The annual Military Times “Best for Vets” rankings are the result of a meticulous, months-long survey process. Military Times invites companies to complete its nearly 100-question survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the top-ranked companies in its published rankings.
Motel 6 strengthens the military and veteran community through its Operation Next Step program, an initiative designed to support veterans and their families as they transition to the next phase of their careers. More than four percent of the company’s 2019 recruits are veterans and/or military spouses. The company offers veterans great benefits, such as the opportunity to attend networking events and professional gatherings and the ability to easily transfer job locations across the U.S. Chief Information Officer Jessie Burgess is a former U.S. Air Force officer and can attest to the support Motel 6 provides to veterans.
“Serving the veteran community by establishing a workplace that allows our military men and women to easily adapt to the civilian workforce is a top priority at Motel 6,” said Burgess. “We are honored to be recognized by Military Friendly® and Military Times for our continuous efforts to fortify our Operation Next Step program.”
About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating organizations. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm (EY) and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Employers list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools and employers that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Military Times
The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times and Rebootcamp for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, no long-distance access charges, free morning coffee and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.