Allied Universal® Honors and Supports All Military Personnel; Hired More Than 33,000 Veterans Over the Last Five Years

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Nancy Thompson, Vorticom Public Relations
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Vanessa Showalter, Allied Universal/PR Manager
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SANTA ANA, Calif. -- November 1, 2019 -- Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America, honors and supports all members of the military not just on Veterans Day this November but each and every day. Over the last five years, Allied Universal has hired more than 33,000 veterans and is constantly seeking veterans to join its team of highly trained Security Professionals.

“As a company, we believe that veterans, service members and reservists are unsung heroes who serve, secure and care for the people and communities in every corner of our world,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “We firmly believe that veterans make ideal employees, especially within the physical security sector. Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served.”

According to the Freedonia Report of 2018, private security service revenues are expected to increase 3.2% annually to $70 billion annually by 2021. The physical security sector offers vast opportunities for advancement especially for the military.  Advancing in the physical security sector demands many of the same qualities military veterans are known for including battle-tested real-world experience, trainability, adaptability, dependability and ability to deliver quality work in pressure cooker situations.

“I believe that the skills learned in the military, such as self-discipline and organization, have provided me the necessary tools to be successful at Allied Universal,” said Rick Ward, a veteran with more than 22 years serving in the US Air Force and the California Air National Guard. “My 17-year career at Allied Universal has provided me vast opportunities for advancement from mid-level to senior level positions. The physical security sector is truly a natural fit for the military.”

The “flexibility and opportunity” are unparalleled in the security sector, said Ward. Veterans generally enter the workforce with identifiable skills that can be transferred to the physical security world and are often skilled in technical trends pertinent to business and industry. And what they don't know, they are eager to learn - making them receptive and ready hires in physical security environments that value ongoing learning and training.

Allied Universal recently received the Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Gold Medallion Award through for the company’s exemplary efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans.


About Allied Universal

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America with over 215,000 employees and revenues over $7.3 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom), Allied Universal is responsible for protecting client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Supported by vast experience gained from being in business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through world-class customer service, highly advanced systems and cohesive technology solutions…Allied Universal is There for you™. For more information, please visit