The awards and accomplishments keep coming for AT&T.
Today, AT&T was recognized as Employer of the Year by the Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) at the 12th Annual Breakfast with Champions at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
The Bobby Dodd Institute's mission is to provide jobs to those with disabilities and disadvantages so they can attain self-sufficiency, independence and integration into society.
AT&T was selected as Employer of the Year for commitment to employing veterans and veterans with disabilities.
“AT&T is honored to accept this award and would like to thank Bobby Dodd for working with us to make the AT&T SERVES program possible,” said William Hague, AT&T executive vice-president, International, Alliances and Integrations.
Debbie Storey, AT&T senior vice president of Talent Development and chief diversity officer summed up AT&T's philosophy .
“At AT&T, diversity and inclusion are woven into all our business strategies and are key in achieving our business goals."
In August 2012, BDI partnered up with Atlanta-based NexxLinx Corporation to open and operate a call center for AT&T at BDI’s Atlanta headquarters. This resulted in AT&T creating 36 jobs for veterans.
BDI does a great job hosting this breakfast as The Employer of the Year award honors a business or nonprofit organization that has demonstrated commitment to BDI’s mission by creating jobs and education others about disability awareness and supportive work environments for people with disabilities.
AT&T officials say they are thrilled to accept this award and are grateful to BDI for its collaboration in making the AT&T SERVES program possible for so many people.
This year’s event included a keynote address by Rev. Don Harp of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and three videos surrounding the life and work of each honoree. Past honorees have included AutoTrader.com, Publix Super Markets, Don Chapman and Jerry Weiner.
It really is a Breakfast of Champions. Congrats.