The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards. Select 2020 CEAC Employer of the Year Awards for information about the awards ceremony and nomination form.

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) Veterans Employer of the Year Awards recognize employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring and promotion, as well as through employee retention efforts, ongoing training, and benefits.

Eligibility for a 2020 Veterans Employer of the Year Award is limited to California employers who are in compliance with all national, state, and local laws, and who are in good standing with the State of California. Individuals, agencies, or organizations are encouraged to submit a nomination with the signed permission of the nominated employer. Employers may also nominate themselves.

Employer winners will be notified in March 2020 and honored at the CEAC Conference during the CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards ceremony in June.

Ceremony Information

The ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California.

Nomination Form

Nomination Form (PDF): View and fill-in the employer nomination form to nominate an employer. Completed nomination forms must be received or postmarked no later than February 14, 2020.

Additional Information

For more information, you can:

  • Call the CEAC Veterans Committee chairperson at 1-562-728-7375 or the Employment Development Department’s Marketing and Brand Management Office at 1-916-654-7153.

2019 CEAC Veterans Awards

Private Small Business

  • Advanced Onion, Inc., Monterey, CA
    Nominated by: Alan Burrafato, EDD Salinas, CA
  • C-Pak Industries, Inc., San Bernardino, CA
    Nominated by: Hidejiro Hirasuka, EDD San Bernardino, CA
  • Home Instead Senior Care, Rohnert Park, CA
    Nominated by: Shawn Hansen, EDD Santa Rosa, CA

Private Large Business

  • L.A.Metro
    Nominated by: Ronald Williams, EDD West Covina, CA
  • North State Security, Inc., Redding, CA
    Nominated by: Logan Mook, EDD Redding, CA
  • PRIDE Industries
    Nominated by: Alan Burrafato, EDD Salinas, CA

Government/Public Sector

  • County of Kern, Bakersfield, CA
    Nominated by: Richard Baca, EDD Bakersfield, CA
  • DLA Distribution Center, Defense Distribution Depot, Tracy, CA
    Nominated by: Jenny Easterling, EDD Stockton, CA
  • University of California, Riverside-Riverside, CA
    Nominated by: Lance Sayavong, EDD Riverside, CA