Veterans CSR News

ON Semiconductor Earns 2021 Military Friendly® Employer Designation


ON Semiconductor announced today that it has earned the designation as a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer. Hundreds of companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2021 Military Friendly® Companies survey so we are proud and honored by our selection.

“Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations,” said Josh Rosen, Director of Military Friendly®. “To them, hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s good for business.”

Celebrating Merck's Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our purpose

In January 2015, Celeste Warren, vice president and chief diversity officer, suggested during a team meeting that we need to celebrate the diversity of our employees and provide them with time to pause, learn and reflect. Energized, the team realized that a day — or even a week — would not be impactful enough. Celeste took in the perspectives of the team and said, “Let’s take the month,” and Global Diversity & Inclusion (GD&I) Experience Month was born.

Smithfield Foods Receives Best for Vets Employers Award for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication's Best for Vets Employers 2020 ranking. The ranking acknowledges companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families.

Hormel Foods Recognized as a Best for Vets Employer for Eighth Consecutive Year

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has been ranked No. 43 on Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers 2020 list.

This is the eighth consecutive year the company has made the list, which evaluates many factors that make a company or organization a good fit for military veterans.

Comcast NBCUniversal Named the No. 1 Employer on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers 2020 List

By Military & Veteran Affairs

We’re excited to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal has been recognized as the top employer for veterans by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Employers 2020 list.

This marks the fifth consecutive year of being honored on the list and the first time Comcast NBCUniversal was named at the top of the list. The rise to #1 is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to creating a military-friendly and military-ready environment for our employees.

Merck Named as a "Best for Vets" Employer by Military Times


Merck has been recognized by Military Times as a 2020 “Best for Vets” employer. This year, Merck ranked twenty-fifth out of 144 employers that participated in the survey. It is the sixth consecutive year the company has made the list, which is the most comprehensive annual ranking of the country's best employers and organizations with military-connected employment programs, benefits, and support efforts. 

Helping a Veteran Age in Place in the Community and Home He Loves


Raleigh is a 72-year-old Army veteran who lives in Oakland, California. He served in the military for 27 years and was stationed at Oakland Army Base where he worked as an engineer building ports.

Raleigh met his beloved wife in 1994 and he retired from the military thereafter. After many years spent traveling the country for work, Raleigh and his wife purchased a home in Oakland and started a family.

Sadly, Raleigh’s wife passed away in 2002. While he now lives alone, Raleigh’s top priority has always been making sure his home is safe and healthy for his family.

Booz Allen Hamilton Named to Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index


“Diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to be a topic of critical importance, especially in these times of heightened racism and social injustice. The good news is that corporate America is paying closer attention to its D&I practices.”

-Deborah Munster, vice president, Diversity Best Practices

How This Military Colonel, Executive and Mom of Three Is Managing During These Stressful Times

"I’m wearing more hats than ever," says Rebecca Gray, executive director of Military & Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. "And yet I feel like the disparate parts of my life have somehow become unified."

By Rebecca Gray

I’ve always worn a lot of hats. I’m a senior officer in the Air National Guard. I’m an executive at Comcast. I’m a mom of three 15-year-old girls. I solo parent during the week while my husband works in another city.

All of those jobs have become more complicated in recent months, with both coronavirus and a national reckoning on race; I’m also the wife of a black man and the mother of three girls from China.

I’m wearing more hats than ever. And yet I feel like the disparate parts of my life have somehow become unified, for the first time.

CIT Donates Meals to Veteran Families Through Mission 22

A cause nominated by a CIT Community Association Banking customer in Exeter, NH
Press Release

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – July 30, 2020 – /3BL Media/ CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has donated meals to Mission 22, an organization supporting the veteran community through treatment programs, memorials and community social impact.


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