RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision has earned the “VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer” designation in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award is presented by VETS Indexes, a leading voice on veteran employment issues, and recognizes VSP Vision’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. “Hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s a smart business decision,” said VSP Vision chief human resources officer Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews. “Leveraging the skills and expertise that our service members gained in the armed forces elevates outcomes for our stakeholders and the communities we serve. I’m proud that we’ve earned this recognition, and even more proud that so many veterans choose to grow with us.”

This year, a record number 239 organizations participated in the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, more than double the 118 participants in 2022. Of those, VETS Indexes recognized 200 organizations across the following award levels: 5 Star Employer, 4 Star Employer, 3 Star Employer, and Recognized Employer. Not every responding organization made the cut—only those that demonstrated a strong commitment to veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses. Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities.

“VSP Vision stands out from the pack as one of the best employers nationwide for veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes.

“As more and more employers recognize the cutting-edge technical skills and soft skills veterans bring to the workplace, the race to attract military-connected talent gets increasingly competitive. The number of organizations participating in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards more than doubled since last year—but even in this highly competitive environment, VSP Vision distinguished itself as a leader among veteran employers and should be commended,” Altman added.

The 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards is currently available for submissions.