At Comcast, we’re proud to support our employees who have served in the military community with a wide array of benefits and opportunities designed especially for veterans and their families. In addition, as we celebrate Veterans Day 2018, we’ve expanded our hiring goals to include an additional 11,000 veterans, military spouses, and National Guard and Reserve members, totaling 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021. The company had already exceeded its goal to hire 10,000 military community members by the end of 2017.
“We now have thousands of military employees across the country who have translated their valuable experiences in the armed forces to our workforce,” said Dave Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable. “We are so thankful that these individuals chose to serve our country, and we are proud to call them teammates as they now help to serve our customers and make a meaningful difference in our company.”
Comcast NBCUniversal has an expansive program to support veterans who have recently transitioned into the workforce, including peer-to-peer mentorship with other veteran employees, professional development opportunities designed specifically for veteran and military spouse employees, our 8,400-member strong VetNet employee resource group, and more.
In August, the company expanded its Internet Essentials program eligibility to low-income veterans, nearly one million of whom live within the Comcast’s service area, including 20,000 in the Twin Cities. In addition, we announced partnerships with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) and United Heroes League to help support and empower veterans and their families across the metro area.
Our tradition of hiring and supporting the military community began with our founder, World War II U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Roberts, and has continued to today. Whether you’re a member of the military community beginning your civilian career, a veteran entrepreneur accelerating your business, a military spouse, or an organization working on behalf of local military initiatives, we hope you’ll join us in supporting those who have dedicated their lives to service.