Corrections Corporation of America Featured in Latest G.I. Jobs Magazine for
Publication spotlights corrections as "perfect match" for military servicepersons
Nashville, TN (Vocus) Septemeber 8, 2009 -- Corrections Corporation of America is featured in the September
issue of G.I. Jobs magazine for its commitment to providing solid correctional careers to transitioning military
servicepersons. In the feature story, "Careers in Corrections," the publication describes military experience as "the
perfect match for this recession-resistant industry."
With a circulation of 75,000, G.I. Jobs is a go-to resource for servicepersons planning their post-Service careers.
The monthly publication is distributed in hundreds of military transition centers and government employment
centers around the world.
"Our culture has much in common with the military," said Wendy Gardner, CCA senior director, Staffing and
Recruiting. "We hold authority in high regard and follow a chain of command that is familiar to veterans. We are
guided by a deep sense of camaraderie that stems from our duty to protect fellow staff members, our communities
and the populations in our care."
CCA has twice been ranked in G.I. Jobs annual listing of the Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers. According to
company figures, CCA's work force is approximately 10 percent veteran-based. Some of its correctional centers
have been recognized locally and regionally for its efforts and success in military recruitment.
For example, Diamondback Correctional Facility was recently honored as a military-friendly employer by the
Disabled American Veterans (DAV). CCA previously has been recognized by The American Legion's National
Economics Commission as the "Large Employer of the Year" for the State of Georgia, for efforts in recruiting and
employing veterans at its Stewart Detention Center, located in Lumpkin, Ga.
"Career opportunities for veterans remain a national concern," said Bill Rusak, CCA executive vice president and