For the fifth year in a row, in recognition of its commitment to military families, RE/MAX has been named a Top Military Spouse Friendly Employer by Military Spouse magazine. This year’s Top Twenty was selected from a pool of more than 5,000 large companies and RE/MAX was the highest ranking real estate company in the survey.
“We’ve always supported members of the military and their families,” said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chairman. “It’s part of our effort to give back to the communities where we do business. Our offices hire military spouses because they make dedicated, organized employees who work hard to get the job done right.”
The news came as no surprise to RE/MAX of Texas CEO Richard Filip, who as co-founder of the Texas Sentinels Foundation, works to support injured veterans and rally community support for their unique needs by raising money to build debt-free homes for them and their families.
“We have a lot to be thankful for in this country and the sacrifices made by our military servicemen and women and their families are chief among them,” Filip said. “We are proud to count many military spouses among our ranks and we value their families’ service to ensure our freedom. We believe our business model empowers our associates to make great contributions to their community and their country, while benefiting from terrific education, support and flexibility.”
Each of the companies were assessed on a variety of factors, including the number of military spouse employees, the effort and results to recruit military spouses and the firm’s willingness to find new jobs for military spouses who are relocating on orders from the military. RE/MAX is joined on the Top Twenty list by other high-profile organizations like USAA, T-Mobile, Kelly Services and Sears.
Operation RE/MAX has been helping military spouses and former military personnel find jobs in real estate for the past five years. Created in cooperation with the Department of Defense, the program matches members of the military community with volunteer RE/MAX brokers, who have made a commitment to coach, train and mentor military personnel.
As a result of the success of Operation RE/MAX, the company was honored with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award in 2007. Operation RE/MAX has enlisted the support of more than 700 individual RE/MAX offices.
The Top Twenty list is featured in Military Spouse magazine’s October 2011 issue.
About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries.
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
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For more information on Operation RE/MAX, go to www.operationremax.com.
For more information on Military Spouse, go to www.milspouse.com.