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Comcast Holds Job Fair and Career Open House for Military Veterans

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Comcast today hosted a job fair and career open house for military veterans at the NBC Tower (454 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the event, Comcast provided veterans information about career opportunities at Comcast Cable, Comcast Spotlight, NBC5 Chicago and Telemundo. In addition, company recruiters were on hand to provide resume writing and job search guidance.

“Comcast has hired thousands of talented veterans over the last couple of years, and we’re committed to hiring and helping even more,” said Will Baas, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, who oversees Comcast’s veteran recruitment activities and is a currently serving U.S. Navy Reservist. “Veterans have the kinds of experience Comcast values. They have extensive leadership skills. They’re disciplined. And many of them have hands-on experience with leading edge communications technologies.”

Baas added that Comcast participates in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program and has hired more than 2,600 veterans since 2012.

“Our veterans provided a service to this country for which we all owe a debt of gratitude, and it is our obligation to make sure they have a smooth return home. Veterans are among the best, brightest and most talented individuals our country has to offer, and I applaud Comcast for recognizing this and making it a priority to recruit them for jobs here in Chicago,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“Veterans guarantee the quality of work with their lives. They can be extremely valuable assets to companies like Comcast,” said U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (IL – 8th District). “I am thankful that Comcast recognizes all that veterans bring to the table and for taking proactive steps to reach out to and recruit them.”

For more information about careers at Comcast, veterans can visit www.comcast-jobs.com/military.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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