WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient announced today it has been awarded gold status as a Military Friendly Employer for 2019. Presented by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, it is the fifth consecutive year Navient has received the Military Friendly Employer designation.

“At Navient, we value the service our military employees provide to their country and to our customers,” said Mike Maier, senior vice president and U.S. Navy veteran. “We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing military veterans an opportunity to build meaningful careers with our company.”

Since 2003, the Military Friendly Employers list is created each year based on extensive research. Out of more than 8,800 employers, the 226 companies earning Military Friendly Employer recognition were evaluated using public data sources, input of military employees and responses to the proprietary, data driven Military Friendly Employers survey from participating companies.

The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young.

Navient will be featured along with other 2019 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.

Navient provides veterans with employment opportunities, offers mentoring and development and raises funds and awareness for veterans. For more information about how the company supports veterans and to learn about career opportunities, visit the specialized veterans career site.

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About NavientNavient (Nasdaq: NAVI) is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state and local levels. The company helps its clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient also employs team members in western New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, California and other locations. Learn more at navient.com.

Contact:

Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, nikki.lavoie@navient.com

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