Concurrent Technologies Corporation Named One of Top Five "Best for Vets Employers" by Military Times EDGE Magazine

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has once again been recognized as a "Best for Vets Employer" by Military Times EDGE Magazine. There were over 1,000 nominees, and only 53 companies across the nation were chosen for this honor. CTC made the top five companies—placing fourth based on its hiring, recruiting, and retention practices. The complete Best for Vets Employers 2013 list is available on the Military Times Web site. CTC also made the list in 2010 and 2011.

"CTC has policies and procedures in place to recruit active duty and veteran military members and ensure their success as CTC employees," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & Chief Executive Officer. "Our policies go above and beyond what is required by law and what many other companies have in place. In addition, Peggy Cavanaugh, CTC Payroll Specialist, goes out of her way to ensure that transitions between CTC life and active duty are as smooth as possible. Our employees attend send-off gatherings and return parties for deployed personnel, and send care packages and signed banners to employees stationed overseas. We are extremely grateful for the service of our military employees."

CTC also offers the use of its videoconferencing services to families of employees that are stationed overseas. The program has been offered for over five years and will continue in order to allow military members and their families to see and talk to each other throughout deployments.

CTC's commitment to hiring veterans and active duty military personnel extends beyond policies and procedures. CTC is a member of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, partnering with the Army to help veterans obtain civilian jobs after they conclude their service. CTC is also a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of 99 (as of April 23, 2013) companies committed to hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Started in March 2011, 64,628 veterans have already been hired as of March 31, 2013.

CTC has earned numerous recognitions from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) over the years, including the Patriot Award, the Pro-Patria Award, and the Extraordinary Employer Support Award. In addition, CTC has been named a "Most Valuable Employer for Military" by and received the "Flag of Freedom" Award for hiring Missouri veterans under Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's "Show-Me Heroes" initiative.

"Currently 18% of CTC's workforce is veteran employees, and 23% of new hires in 2012 were veterans as well," concluded Mr. Sheehan. "Hiring veterans and active duty military members allows CTC to gain new employees that are already specially-trained technical experts, and they are in a unique position to help us provide the best possible solutions to our clients."

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit

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