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From the Marines to Merck: Pursuing Missions That Matter

By Joe Butcher, Associate Director, Corporate Strategy
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When I decided to pursue a career in the military, I wasn’t sure whether it would be for 5 years or 20 years. I was passionate about serving our country and drawn to the Marine Corps’ camaraderie and values of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”. I’ll be forever grateful for the experiences the Marine Corps provided me and, most importantly, the Marines with whom I served.

Ultimately, I decided to leave the military for business school and a new mission. I believe that the private sector’s resources can and should be used to help solve our world’s most pressing challenges.

She Won’t Leave A Soldier, Or Classmate, Behind

Celebrating Veterans Day with U.S. Navy vet and Symantec C3 graduate Leslie Washington
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Leslie Washington is a firm believer in learning concrete skills. Coming from a big military family, she joined the U.S. Navy after high school, excited about the real world experience and travel opportunities that lay ahead. From standing on plane wings while washing down aircrafts, to organizing facilities for command events, to participating in surveillance flights during Desert Storm, Leslie’s military career was unique to say the least.

Cisco Connects Veterans to Partner Ecosystem through Talent Bridge for Veterans

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The value of military veterans extends well beyond our communities; as mission-driven leaders, they’re critical to employers like Cisco in today’s digital economy. And this week, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and Veterans Day, it is an especially important time to recognize their contributions while serving in the military and as part of the civilian workforce.

Air cXc: Standing Tall and Proud at Whirlpool Corporation

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In 2016, Whirlpool Corporation launched its Air cXc program in Florida in an effort to find skilled and talented military and military family members to support its Whirlpool Customer eXperience Centers (cXc). Since then, the program has expanded across nine states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and Hawaii. This program has proven to benefit both employees and Whirlpool Corporation in many different ways.

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.

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.

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.

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