NORFOLK, Va., December 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Veterans in search of jobs that pay well and offer career advancement will find Norfolk Southern among 210 companies recently recognized for being military friendly.
Norfolk Southern was named to the list of 2017 Military Friendly® Employers by Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, STEM, and Vetrepreneur magazines. This is the 10th year that Norfolk Southern has appeared on the list, which features companies with a proven record of hiring and supporting veterans in the workplace.
Hiring military veterans with disabilities isn’t just feel-good altruism, it leads to strategic advantages. They’re determined, self-aware, goal-oriented, determined, and inclusive. Today’s veterans have led effective teams in ambiguous environments. They have managed large budgets, improvised around uncertainty and accomplished team objectives in lieu of personal ambitions.
Enter Eli Hinson, former Marine, and a wife and mother with two disabilities – dyslexia and deafness in her left ear.
Jake Peavy led a team of volunteers who spent part of the weekend building out a community area at a transitional home for more than 30 formerly homeless veterans in Mobile, Ala., called Eagle’s Landing.
The service project brought together the Jake Peavy Foundation and Home Depot together with Volunteers of America Southeast, a local affiliate of the Players Trust’s national partner that operates the Eagles Landing facility and others like it across the country.
As a determined leader driven by success, Jimmy Inabinet is both a US Army Master Sergeant and a Purple Heart veteran. Following his spring of 2017 retirement from his dedicated 20-year career in the Armed Forces, he plans to transition into the private sector. As part of the Hiring Our Heroes program, Inabinet was the first-ever fellow placed with MGM National Harbor from the Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship.
By: Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International
I recently had the opportunity to visit the site in Maryland of the U.S. Civil War’s heaviest one-day battle. The Battle of Antietam was a turning point in so many ways for our, at the time, young nation. The visit was timely in the context of this election year, and the transfer of power that is now under way following this week’s election.
JetBlue proudly supports and honors veterans and active duty service members. This includes the 1,300-plus Crewmembers who have served their country.
On Thursday, we expressed our gratitude to a number of crewmember veterans, special invited guests and other veteran supporters with a special flight on our Vets in Blue aircraft which is dedicated to service members. The flight departed JFK for Dayton, Ohio for a trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (NMUSAF).
Sodexo programs and initiatives for Veterans pave the way to successful post-military careers
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced recognition by Victory Media as one of its 2017 Military Friendly® Employers. The annual list recognizes companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Veterans like Stan Roberts have served our country in a myriad of ways. As a United States Marine, Stan served three tours in Iraq. He received many combat-related awards before he lost his leg and was medically retired.
After 11 years with the military, Stan had to reset his plans of entering law enforcement, where he had hoped to continue to serve others. At 30, he decided to go back to school to study cyber security and information systems.