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Walmart Announces New Focus on Hiring Military Spouses

The Military Spouse Career Connection aims to turn jobs into careers
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Home commitment, enhanced in 2015, to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020, a goal it is on track to surpass next year.

FCA US Achieves Gold Medallion Certification for Efforts to Recruit, Employ and Retain the Nation’s Veterans

Summary: 
  • FCA US recognized under federal Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE)
  • “Company demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace”
  • HIRE medallion certification is the only veteran hiring award issued by the U.S. government
  • Company was the only automaker to achieve HIRE medallion certification in 2018
Press Release
  • FCA US recognized under federal Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE)
  • “Company demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace”
  • HIRE medallion certification is the only veteran hiring award issued by the U.S. government
  • Company was the only automaker to achieve HIRE medallion certification in 2018

How Our Veterans Energize National Grid

Blog

By Dean Seavers

Two years ago I sat down for a Veterans Day breakfast with about 100 National Grid employees who had served in the US Armed Forces. I was struck by two insights that morning that spoke to the wisdom of hiring veterans.

The first was that an employee from Buffalo drove halfway through the night to attend the 8AM breakfast in Boston – and was one of the first to arrive. She said there was no way she’d miss getting together with her fellow veterans.

Places That Matter: Cleveland, Tennessee

Cleveland, Tennessee — “The Little Plant That Could”
Article

Whirlpool Corporation’s current plant in Cleveland, Tennessee — which is also the company’s newest — is the largest employer in the county, producing a variety of cooking appliances for multiple brands. The facility was built just a short drive from the former plant location that operated in the area for decades under a variety of brand names before finally becoming a Whirlpool manufacturing facility after the acquisition of Maytag Corporation in 2006.

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Booz Allen Makes Indeed’s Top 20 List for Job Seekers

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Job search website Indeed logs 9.8 new jobs each second and 200 million visitors every month. In October, the company included Booz Allen in its Top 20 Hottest Companies for Job Seekers.

Booz Allen ranked 11th, ahead of companies such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, and NBCUniversal.

Companies Leading in Disability Inclusion Have Outperformed Peers, Accenture Research Finds

Press Release

NEW YORK, November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforces have outperformed their peers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
 

Consumers Energy Provides Inclusive Workplace for Veterans with their Veteran's Advisory Panel

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Consumers Energy's Veteran's Advisory Panel, or VAP, provides opportunities that allow veterans to utilize talents acquired from their military service and creates an inclusive workforce where veterans feel valued and supported.

Comcast NBCUniversal Expands Military Hiring Goal to 21,000 by 2021

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast NBCUniversal announced it will hire an additional 11,000 military community members, bringing its total to 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021.
  2. This year Comcast NBCUniversal became a founding partner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring 100,000 Military Spouses campaign.
  3. Comcast NBCUniversal announced in August that its Internet Essentials program expanded eligibility to low-income veterans.
Press Release

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast NBCUniversal announced it will hire an additional 11,000 military community members, bringing its total to 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021.
  2. This year Comcast NBCUniversal became a founding partner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring 100,000 Military Spouses campaign.
  3. Comcast NBCUniversal announced in August that its Internet Essentials program expanded eligibility to low-income veterans.

You Don’t Have to Wait to Be Successful: How Astellas Supported my Professional Growth as a Working Mother

Heidi McCabe, Professional Sales Representative at Astellas
Blog

After being out of the workforce for a decade to raise my five children, I re-joined the professional world at Astellas as a Professional Sales Representative. Worried that I had been out of the workplace rhythm too long, I was consumed with self-doubt about my professional performance capabilities. I felt guilt that my re-entry into the professional world would take time and attention away from my family. I was confident that I had mastered the mom role, but I was apprehensive about how my skills of running a busy household would translate to a professional job.

Merck Commits to Disability Inclusion, Joining ILO Global Business and Disability Network

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We are honored to join the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. Ensuring Merck is a place where everyone of all abilities can thrive and develop is a top priority for us. We’re proud to join this wonderful organization.

Click here to learn more about Diversity at Merck.

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