Supporting the heroes one job at a time
Honoring those who have served, Comcast and NBCUniversal’s ongoing partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has resulted in more than 3,000 hired veterans as part of the “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. The goal of hiring 2,000 veterans by 2015 has quickly been surpassed.
Originally launched in March 2011, Comcast and more than 1,700 nationwide businesses have collaborated to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Capital One’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign. This is the largest private sector commitment to helping veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment.
With the transitioning process being one of the hardest components, Comcast and NBCUniversal support resources like “Next Step for Vets” and eBooks such as Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview and Everyone Serves to help ease the approach. In addition, the Comcast and NBCUniversal VetNet group is continuing to grow daily and is used as an employee resource to create a sense of community among members.
Chris, a member of Comcast in Colorado’s VetNet group, shared, “As Comcast employees in Colorado, we strive to foster a business culture that recognizes, supports, develops and promotes the unique characteristics of veterans throughout the state. Through this initiative, Comcast’s Colorado VetNet is able to provide mentorship and networking opportunities to employees.”
Comcast and NBCUniversal salute the veterans and service members and will continue to provide resources to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative to help these individuals achieve their goals well into the future.
For more information on job opportunities at Comcast and NBCUniversal, visit www.comcast-jobs.com/military/ and www.nbcunicareers.com/our-culture/diversity-inclusion.