Sears Holdings Corporation Ranked 14th In G.I. Jobs' Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List

Sears Holdings Corporation Ranked 14th In G.I. Jobs' Top 100 Military-Friendly
                                Employers List

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:
SHLD) announced today that it has been ranked 14^th in the 2013 Top 100
Military Friendly Employers® list by G.I. Jobs. This marks the seventh year in
a row the company has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly
Employers® list, which was compiled from a data-driven survey sample of 5,000
companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection
to the Top 100 list included the strength of company military recruiting
efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention
programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Sears Holdings' company profile, including open positions that are a fit for
military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority
data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view the ranked
Top 100 employers compiled according to list methodology as well as design
their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed
lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find
their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.

"Military talent is woven into the fabric of Sears Holdings. We employ more
than 30,000 military veterans and hire thousands every year because they bring
a unique combination of tangible skills such as logistics and technology,
combined with intangible talents like leadership and a winning spirit," said
Lou D'Ambrosio, chief executive officer and president, Sears Holdings.

Now in its 10th year, the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list is the
premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking
civilian employment. The survey results that determined the 2013 list were
independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and
methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year companies taking the survey
are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology,
criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board
consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of
board members can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

Sears Holdings was recognized for its support of military veterans, National
Guard and Reserve members with its Military Recruitment program. The Military
Recruitment program provides outreach and professional development
opportunities for employees with military backgrounds and assists them with
the transition from the military to a corporate culture. In addition, Sears
Holdings has created the Associate Military Support Network (an employee
resource group), which is designed for transitioning military veterans and
assures a smooth on-boarding at Sears Holdings.

Sears Holdings aggressively seeks to hire "military alumni" who are smart,
innovative, responsible, team players and team builders - common traits for
those who have worn our country's uniform.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the
ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical
and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at
www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Sears Holdings Public Relations
(847) 286-8371

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Website: http://www.searsholdings.com
Website: http://www.militaryfriendly.com