6 companies hiring vets

A growing number of businesses are recruiting from a bumper crop of well-trained officers and enlisted people transitioning out of the military.

Fortune 500 rank: 56

In 2011, 25% of new salaried employees hired by the online retailer at its fulfillment centers were ex-military. That landed Amazon the No. 1 spot in G.I. Jobs magazine's 2012 ranking of the top 100 military-friendly employers.

By Caitlin Keating, reporter - Last updated May 07 2012: 7:55 AM ET