Not only is RE/MAX Capital City in Austin TX, Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX helping local military families this holiday season, the entire RE/MAX organization has now been recognized for the extraordinary efforts. What a blessing to be part of this gracious and giving company,
For the fifth year in a row, in recognition of its commitment to military families, RE/MAX has been named a Top Military Spouse Friendly Employer by Military Spouse magazine. This year’s Top Twenty was selected from a pool of more than 5,000 large companies and /MAX was the highest ranking real estate company in the survey.
“We’ve always supported members of the military and their families,” said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chairman. “It’s part of our effort to give back to the communities where we do business. Our offices hire military spouses because they make dedicated, organized employees who work hard to get the job done right.”
The news came as no surprise to RE/MAX of Texas CEO Richard Filip, who as co-founder of the Texas Sentinels Foundation, works to support injured veterans and rally community support for their unique needs by raising money to build debt-free homes for them and their families.
“We have a lot to be thankful for in this country and the sacrifices made by our military servicemen and women and their families are chief among them,” Filip said. “We are proud to count many military spouses among our ranks and we value their families’ service to ensure our freedom. We believe our business model empowers our associates to make great contributions to their community and their country, while benefiting from terrific education, support and flexibility.”
Each of the companies were assessed on a variety of factors, including the number of military spouse employees, the effort and results to recruit military spouses and the firm’s willingness to find new jobs for military spouses who are relocating on orders from the military. RE/MAX is joined on the Top Twenty list by other high-profile organizations like USAA, T-Mobile, Kelly Services and Sears.
Operation RE/MAX has been helping military spouses and former military personnel find jobs in real estate for the past five years. Created in cooperation with the Department of Defense, the program matches members of the military community with volunteer RE/MAX brokers, who have made a commitment to coach, train and mentor military personnel.
As a result of the success of Operation RE/MAX, the company was honored with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award in 2007. Operation RE/MAX has enlisted the support of more than 700 individual RE/MAX offices.
The Top Twenty list is featured in Military Spouse magazine’s October 2011 issue.