JLL earns 2018 Military Friendly® Employer designation

Firm recognized for commitment to veterans for second straight year

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2018 — JLL (NYSE: JLL) has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® Employer for the positive opportunities the firm provides to veterans. The Military Friendly designation is the standard that measures an organization's commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

"We're proud and honored to work alongside so many veterans with such varied and valuable skill sets," said Mary Bilbrey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas. "We empower employees to achieve their ambitions, and receiving this recognition again shows how committed we are to the veterans in our JLL community. I want to offer sincere and humble thanks for the service of all our nation's veterans."

Institutions earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly Employers portion of the 2018 Military Friendly Companies survey. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization's survey score with an assessment of the organization's ability to meet thresholds for applicant, new hire retention, employee turnover, and promotion & advancement of veterans and military employees.

"Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. "To them, hiring veterans isn't just the right thing to do. It's good for business."

JLL's VetNet employee resource group focuses on recruiting and supporting veterans and contributes to an environment that helps them succeed in the civilian workforce.

Dan Fernandes, Senior Vice President and National Leader of VetNet, said, "JLL values veterans and their skills and provides an inclusive environment where they can contribute to the firm's success while nurturing their careers at the same time."

JLL is featured along with other 2018 Military Friendly Employers in the January 2018 issue of Military Spouse Magazine and on

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has collected the following US and global awards in the last year:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America, second year in a row
  • One of World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 10th year in a row
  • LinkedIn Top Companies, second year in a row
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, fourth year in a row

About Military Friendly ® Employers

The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. 

About Victory Media

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. Victory Media and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 88,000 as of September 30, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit