Comcast Corporation today announced that Comcast and NBCUniversal have hired 2,000 veterans since January 2012, achieving the company’s veteran hiring commitment almost two years ahead of schedule as part of its ongoing partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative.
"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 National Chamber Foundation and Capital One’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, the largest private sector commitment of its kind with over 1,200 businesses of all sizes involved, including Comcast and NBCUniversal which has supported the program since its inception.
"Comcast and NBCUniversal have been instrumental in changing the national conversation on the value of hiring veterans and military spouses," said Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. "Their public commitment toward our Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign has inspired other employers to follow suit. We are thrilled to hear Comcast and NBCUniversal met their aggressive hiring goal ahead of schedule and look forward to our continued work together."