If you are about to leave the Military you will be glad to read the article about companies that hire veterans. Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving you some very useful tips. The USA holds its veterans in very high regard. The tradition of paying tribute to the troops is a longstanding convention in the United States. Many companies affirm their support for the troops in emotionally-charged rhetoric. But do these companies that spend so much in embellishing their public image by boasting of their veteran-friendly policies, actually follow through on their promise to offer jobs to our veterans?
After one has done their duty to the country, the least the nation can offer back to an army veteran is a job. Today we look at the companies that go beyond mere lip service and PR campaigns in honoring our brave men and women by truly becoming a veteran-friendly company. These companies talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to offering employment to the country’s heroes. These companies have a proven track record of offering employment to veterans.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three companies from their list.
AT&T is the first company now. Percentage of veterans in the company is 4%, percentage of new hires in 2016 who are veterans is 13%, percentage of recruiting budget for veterans is 1%. AT&T is a multinational telecommunications giant that offered employment to 3,445 veterans last year which is the largest number of veterans hired by a company last year on our list. It is targeting an ambitious goal of hiring an additional 10,000 veterans for a total of 20,000 by 2020. Waste Management also hires veterans, let’s see the numbers. Percentage of veterans in the company is 8%, percentage of new hires in 2016 who are veterans is 13%, percentage of recruiting budget for veterans is 10%. Waste Management, Inc. is an American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Last year, they offered employment to 1,065 veterans.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 companies that hire veterans.