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Comcast and NBCUniversal Hire 3,000 veterans as part of ongoing partnership

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As a veteran, you have many talents that should be utilized in the work place: dedication, perseverance, hands-on problem solving skills and exceptional drive. Comcast and NBCUniversal seek to employ, support and promote veterans in the workforce, and have been committed to hiring thousands of veterans to work in a variety of positions at all levels. Comcast and NBCUniversal have hired 3,000 veterans since January 2012, far outpacing the company’s goal to hire 2,000 by 2015 as part of its ongoing partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative.

“Hiring Our Heroes,” which launched in March 2011, is a nationwide effort to help veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Comcast’s commitment is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Capital One’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, the largest private sector commitment of its kind with over 1,700 businesses of all sizes involved, including Comcast and NBCUniversal which have supported the program since its inception.

Recently, NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched a jobs and education resource portal, called "Next Step for Vets," to connect veterans and their families with up-to-date tools and information, such as resume help, job searches and information on how to launch a business. NBC Publishing also recently released two free eBooks and guides for veterans, Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview and Everyone Serves.

Comcast and NBCUniversal have a culture that supports veterans, reservists, and military families within its ranks. “Comcast and NBCUniversal have been setting an example for companies to follow from the early days of our program,” said Eric Eversole, Vice President at the U.S. Chamber and Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes. “They were among the first companies to pledge to our Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, and to see them triple their initial hiring goal is a testament to their level of commitment to our nation’s veterans and military spouses.”

Comcast and NBCUniversal have earned wide recognition for the company’s commitment to veterans. For example, in 2012, Comcast and NBCUniversal were honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Hiring Our Heroes” Lee Anderson Award for dedication to addressing the challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members and military families in their search for meaningful employment. Additionally, GI Jobs magazine ranked Comcast and NBCUniversal among the “Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014” and the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) named Comcast and NBCUniversal among the “2014 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”

For more information on job opportunities at Comcast and NBCUniversal, visit www.comcast-jobs.com/military/ and http://www.nbcunicareers.com/our-culture/diversity-inclusion.

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