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MGM Resorts International has been recognised as leading employer for culture, recruitment and policies for veterans, service members and military families, by the Military Times.

The resource for veterans, lauded as a “coveted honour for employers across the country,” names MGM as the only hospitality firm headquartered in Nevada to make the list.

Now in its tenth year, the ‘Best for Vets’ ranking evaluates culture, recruiting, policies, and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves, and is released following a meticulous months-long evaluation process.

This year saw more companies that ever before vie for a spot on the updated register, with a total of 132 making the list, comprising 113 for-profit companies, as well as 19 governmental and nonprofit organisations.

“The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.

“These efforts deserve recognition from the country, and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career.”

Participants included encompasses employers large and small as well as new and well-established, all alongside for-profit, nonprofit and governmental.

The Military Times invites organisations from across the United States to fill out its survey, with tests compiled to ensure the accuracy of responses, before data is evaluated with “only the best companies in its published rankings”.

Laura Lee, MGM Resorts’ senior vice president of human resources, added: “To come alongside those who have bravely fought for our country and who have made the ultimate sacrifice, while asking for nothing in return, is the humbling and the utmost honour for MGM Resorts.

“We will continue to make veterans and their families a priority as we partner with the community and look for more opportunities to optimise our resources.”