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3 Lessons We Learned Building a Veteran-Friendly Culture at Nestlé

Nestlé USA’s Chief People Officer takes a look at spotlights across the U.S. and how the right company culture helps veterans thrive
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By Judy Cascapera, Chief People Officer at Nestlé USA

For those who have served in the military, it can be a challenge finding a civilian workplace which respects and builds upon the skills learned in service. At Nestlé in the U.S. we want to overcome this challenge, fostering an inclusive working culture that allows our veteran employees and their families to thrive long term.

Tetra Tech Employees Cycled More Than 42,000 Kilometers in 2018 for Largest International Bike to Work Week Challenge

Biking to work for a week to promote sustainable transportation and reduce emissions
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As part of Tetra Tech’s 2018 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 678 riders from more than 56 teams around the world cycled to work, the highest participation of any BTWW Challenge to date.

As part of Tetra Tech’s Sustainability Program, the Company challenges employees to cycle to work for a week each May to promote sustainable transportation methods.

Deep Dive on Giving in Numbers: How Business Is Supporting Veterans

By Jackie Albano, Associate Director, External Affairs, CECP
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The U.S. Department of Labor in October celebrated the continued improvement of the unemployment rate for veterans since with a 2.9 percent, down from 3.7 percent in 2017 (the non-veteran unemployment rate in comparison is 3.5 percent).

After Searching, Veteran Found a Home at Duke Energy

Ex-Marine from Ohio is training to become a lineworker
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Wayne Hambrick worked a couple of jobs after a back injury ended his career in the Marines. But he hadn’t found what he was looking for – until he got a position working outside in sometimes difficult conditions with long hours.

Hambrick joined the Marines when he was 21. It happened to be a natural fit, with plenty of his relatives having served in the military, including a grandfather who was a POW in Korea.

Walmart Announces New Focus on Hiring Military Spouses

The Military Spouse Career Connection aims to turn jobs into careers
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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.

Veterans Day Salute: FCA Foundation Awards $500,000 in Support of U.S. Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

Grants awarded to Forgotten Harvest, Soldiers’ Angels, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Veterans Matter and Wounded Warrior Project will provide support services and workforce development training
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FCA Foundation’s 2018 support for military families tops more than $800,000

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FCA Foundation’s 2018 support for military families tops more than $800,000

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

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  • 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
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  • 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

Supporting Veterans Through Skilled Service

by Marielle Walter
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This week we celebrate Veteran’s Day and as a tribute to the people who serve in our military, we are showcasing a skills-based volunteer project that supports veteran-owned small businesses. Based in Austin, TX, PeopleFund is an organization that creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved entrepreneurs in Texas.

Medtronic Delivers Significant Progress on Global Corporate Citizenship Efforts

2018 Integrated Performance Report Shows Improvement on Environmental Stewardship and Diversity Aspirational Goals
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DUBLIN, November 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, is pleased to announce its fiscal year 2018 (FY18) Integrated Performance Report.

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