Comcast committed to hiring 10,000 veterans, National Guard and Reserve members and military spouses across the company by the end of the year
Nov. 1, 2017 – The VFW and Comcast are holding a joint recruitment event for veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Tri-City Evergreen VFW Post 2298, located at 117 S. 1st St. in West Dundee, IL. The VFW will provide information about its advocacy, assistance and other programs for veterans. Comcast recruiters and other employees – including veterans – will provide information about open positions, benefits and the company’s culture. In addition, breakfast will be served.
“Our goal in holding events like this is to link veterans to relevant job opportunities and a host of other benefits and services,” said Dan Pearson, VFW Post 2298 commander. “I can’t thank Comcast enough for participating in this event and for its overall commitment to hiring and supporting military personnel and veterans.”
Participating in this event is part of Comcast’s commitment to hiring 10,000 veterans, National Guard and Reserve members and military spouses across the company by the end of 2017 and to providing benefits designed to support them and their families while they’re deployed so that they can serve with confidence.
“Comcast is proud to have thousands of military community members working at all levels in the Chicago region and other locations across the company. We value the leadership and unique skills veterans and military community employees bring to the company,” said John Crowley, Comcast Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. “We can’t thank Dan Pearson and the VFW enough for inviting us to participate in this event and giving us a platform to meet veterans in and around West Dundee.”
Comcast recognized for its support of military personnel and veterans
Comcast recently signed an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support, reaffirming a long-standing company commitment to hire and retain employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve. In addition, Comcast has been recognized consistently for being a top military-friendly employer. The company was selected as a finalist in 2016 and in 2017 won the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to companies for its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. In addition, the company was recognized by Military Times for the services and support it offers veterans. Moreover, Military Spouse Magazine recognized Comcast NBCUniversal as the #1 Military Spouse Friendly Employer for 2017. And Comcast was the first corporate sponsor of Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit organization for military veteran-led startups.
To learn more about Comcast’s support for the military community, visit http://comca.st/2rnsiqi or@ComcastMilitary on Twitter. For more information about jobs at Comcast, visit https://jobs.comcast.com/military.
About the VFW
The VFW’s mission is to:
- Foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts
- Serve veterans, the military and our communities; and
- Advocate on behalf of all veterans.
The VFW aims to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of the country.
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