The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards. 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 2022 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 September 2022.

Ceremony Information
A virtual ceremony will take place in October 2022. The winners will be notified by email and honored during the 2022 CEAC Conference.

Nomination Form
Complete the 2022 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Nomination Form (PDF) to nominate an employer. Completed nomination forms must be received by email no later than Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Additional Information


2022  Veterans Employer of the Year Awards listing with nominators 

PRIVATE SMALL BUSINESS

Winner

California Veterans Assistance Foundation – Bakersfield, CA
Nominated by: Richard Baca, LVER – EDD Bakersfield, CA       

PRIVATE LARGE BUSINESS

Winner

Joby Aviation, Inc. – Santa Cruz, CA
Nominated by: Raymond Creech, LVER- EDD Salinas, CA        

Winner

JVS SoCal – Los Angeles, CA
Nominated by:  Vanessa Lopez, LVER – EDD San Gabriel Valley, CA   

Winner

United Parcel Service UPS – Ceres, CA
Nominated by:  Felicia Romo, LVER – EDD Modesto, CA    

GOVERNMENT / PUBLIC SECTOR

Winner

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) – Sacramento, CA
Nominated by: Dennis Pearson, LVER – EDD Sacramento, CA