90-degree weather in the middle of July didn't stop New York City visitors and residents from taking the time to show their support of our military. Anyone could stop by the Bank of America booth and have their pictures taken, which they could see on the Times Square billboard within minutes. Each photo generated $1 for military nonprofits. For the many servicemen and women who stopped by, the experience was inspiring.
Samsung is honored with 2013 Patriot Award for its sustained contributions in education, marking the first time the award has been given to a corporation.
HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The nation's largest organization of wartime veterans today presented its prestigious 2013 Patriot Award to Samsung for its sustained contributions in education, marking the first time the award has been given to a corporation. Announced at its National Convention, The American Legion recognized Samsung for its generosity in providing $5 million in education scholarships to nearly 1,700 descendants of U.S. war veterans.
McLean, Va, August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide today announced Operation: Opportunity, a major initiative to provide extensive support to United States military veterans and their families, including the hiring of 10,000 veterans at the company in the next five years. It will also donate millions of Hilton HHonors points that veterans can redeem for free hotel stays while seeking jobs, both within and outside the company.
Craftsman Club, Shop Your Way(SM) Members and Motorcycle Enthusiasts Renovated Veterans' Club in Sturgis, S.D.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, lll., Aug. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Leather-clad riders weren't the only ones who made their way into Sturgis, S.D., this week for the annual motorcycle gathering. The Craftsman "Make A Difference" Tour, together with sponsors Sears Heroes at Home and Rebuilding Together, and its 36-foot trailer filled with the newest and most innovative Craftsman tools, motored into town to make much needed repairs to the Sturgis Veterans' Club, including plumbing and electrical work, bathroom renovations, landscaping, painting and more.
Company joins forces with Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania to muster critical resources for homeless Veterans
PITTSBURGH, August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, is joining forces with Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) of Western Pennsylvania to help place Veterans and their families onto a path of financial self-sufficiency through critical services and support.
Sears Holdings employs over 30,000 military veterans, with 1,500 still in the National Guard & Reserves. We have a policy that will even pay the difference between their military and civilian pay when they’re called into active duty, so they’re not penalized for serving our country. Over the last 17 months,we’ve hired more than 5,100 veterans.
Over the next five years, one million servicemen and women will be leaving the military and returning to civilian life. In support of those veterans, CVS Caremark has joined the national Joining Forces initiative, a White House program aimed at hiring and training veterans and military spouses. As part of Joining Forces, CVS Caremark has committed to hiring veterans and military spouses for 25 percent of its new hires in logistics and distribution centers nationwide, which equates to about 1,000 jobs over the next four years.
A majority of recruiters say volunteer experience makes candidates more desirable, but most applicants don't consider this as a bridge to employment
NEW YORK, August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- According toa new survey from Deloitte, human resources (HR) executives agree that skills-based volunteering enhances the job prospects for graduating college seniors and returning military veterans. Yet, despite challenging economic times, less than half of the college students (46 percent) and military personnel (48 percent) surveyed think of volunteering at a nonprofit as a way to develop skills and gain the experience needed to land a future job.