Walnut Creek, Calif. (April 28, 2014) — Amerit Fleet Solutions is one of nine winners of the 2014 Veterans Employer of the Year Awards by the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC).

Each year, the CEAC, in partnership with the Employment Development Department (EDD), awards California employers that “consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans and go the extra mile to hire, retain and promote [veterans], providing training and benefits.”

Winners are divided into three different categories: private small businesses, private large businesses and government/public sectors. Amerit Fleet Solutions, categorized as a private large business by the CEAC, and its fellow recipients will be awarded at the 2014 CEAC Conference on May 15, 2014 in Garden Grove, Calif.

Nominations for the award were evaluated based on employers’ commitment to hiring veterans, as well as their efforts in the veteran community. As a certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, Amerit Fleet Solutions proudly boasts 13 percent of its workforce as U.S. veterans. Through their Veterans First employment initiative, charitable donations, volunteering, training, and benefits, Amerit has been able to help America’s returning heroes and their families overcome their injuries, gain financial stability, and return to a fulfilling and productive civilian life.

“We believe that a veteran is the perfect candidate for employment. We recognize their unique qualities, character and work ethic developed through their military experience,” Said Gary Herbold, Chairman of Amerit and twice-awarded Purple Heart recipient.

“As a company involving highly technical and mechanical proficiency, military veterans often have the unique expertise and leadership Amerit strives to provide to our clients.”