Recognizing the Support for Our Military Employees


Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, honored Century Construction with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Mississippi Guard and Reserve.

Emily Fordice, Century Construction Contract Administrator, accepted the award from Aubrey Ray, Mississippi ESGR state chair and General Boyles, MS Adjutant General, on behalf of Century Construction in a recognition ceremony held at the Old Capital Inn, Jackson, MS on Wednesday, June 7th.

“The Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers like Century Construction, who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Ray. “Supportive employers like Century Construction are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Century Construction joins with thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far above and beyond that which is expected or required under USERRA with pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

“Century Construction always shows patience and willingness to work with my military schedule even if it’s last minute. They understand that I am not in control of things that happen to my family. Century Construction allowed me time off and even went as far as to allow me a chance to make up hours that they didn’t have to. They are openly and frequently appreciative of my service to our country.” – Specialist Christopher Wood, Nominator.

Are you service member looking for a position in construction? We encourage members of the Mississippi Guard and Reserve to apply to work at Century Construction. Click here to learn more.