Walmart continues to make progress on the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with 226,637 veterans hired since Memorial Day 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Walmart today announced the hiring of nearly 6,000 military spouses since launching the Military Spouse Career Connection (MSCC) on Veterans Day 2018. In its sixth month, the MSCC gives hiring preference to military spouses who seek employment with Walmart or Sam’s Club.
Higher rates of workplace diversity can help companies evolve, innovate, problem-solve and be more efficient. It attracts the best talent, and helps define a company's reputation as a responsible company.
In the past few weeks, Aramark has earned three separate awards recognizing the company for its inclusive environment:
AUSTIN, Minn., May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has been recognized on the 2019 Best for Vets Employers ranking by Military Times. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has made the list, which evaluates many factors that make a company or organization a good fit for military veterans.
By Jerry Quinn, head of Enterprise Military & Veteran Initiatives at Wells Fargo
U.S. Army Reservist
As I write this, I am preparing for my next tour of active duty in the Army Reserves. I will spend most of May, National Military Appreciation Month, with thousands of reservists participating in an exercise to increase our lethality, readiness and survivability.
Sandra Leung has helped Bristol-Myers Squibb open its ears and eyes to finding the most diverse set of voices it can put on its team, but she says the work is only just beginning
By Paul Snyder, Modern Counsel
“There is wide recognition that people are our most valuable resource, and to retain and attract the best people, we need to have a more diverse and inclusive environment where people feel empowered to bring their whole self to work,” says Leung, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s executive vice president and general counsel. “It’s imperative to our continued success that we embrace different voices to become a more powerful company.”
Over the past five years, our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive workplace has evolved from a targeted focus on women to an intersectional program for all employees. While we continue to learn and iterate to provide the best environment for our employees to thrive, we are steadfast in our belief in the power of human difference. In order to harness that power, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) continues to be a critical business priority. We’ve taken an agile approach.
Symantec shows its support for military service members and veterans
One of the biggest barriers for service members and veterans entering private sector careers is finding a way to market military skills in ways that fulfill the requirements of most civilian positions. Symantec’s mission is to keep the world’s information safe. Being the global leader in cyber security means we are uniquely positioned to protect against cybercrime, and veteran employees are uniquely positioned to help us combat these threats.
A phone call from Pilita’s son changed both their lives in 2015. He was serving in the U.S. Air Force overseas and was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was rushed back to the States to his home base in Idaho in order to begin cancer treatments immediately.
Pilita wanted to be with her son, but she was 2,000 miles away. “A plane ticket to Idaho is a big, unexpected expense,” she says. “I was worried about the cost, but I just had to get there.”
Pledge signed by Steve Edwards enables a workplace that reflects “our clients and the world around us”
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Diverse and inclusive workplaces promote better decision making, economic growth and professional development. That’s why Black & Veatch announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Edwards has joined the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.