Comcast and NBCUniversal have hired 3,000 veterans since January of 2012 as part their ongoing partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative.
NBCUniversal and Comcast’s goal was to hire 2,000 veterans through the program by 2015.
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, both of which have supported the program since its inception.
Comcast provides in-house support for veterans and military families through its VetNet program. VetNet is an employee resource group that provides a community and other resources to veterans.
“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.”
Two years ago the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers officially announced the formation of its SCTE Veterans Network(Vet-Net) , which is a program that was designed to assist veterans of United States armed forces to make the transition to careers in the cable telecommunications industry.