It is estimated that between 2012 and 2017, approximately 1 million active-duty service members will have separated from service. Members of the military community offer unique sets of skills that often include perseverance, hands-on problem-solving skills, and uncommon drive. Comcast NBCUniversal recognizes this potential, and is dedicated to helping these remarkable women and men transition into meaningful civilian careers.
Our Company knows what it means to honor those who have served — thousands of veterans from all branches of the armed services have successfully transitioned into the civilian workforce by joining our diverse team of passionate and driven professionals. Here are five ways Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to helping the military community find meaningful employment after they separate from service:
1. We’re Hiring 10,000 Heroes by 2017
This summer, Comcast NBCUniversal announced our commitment to hire 10,000 reservists, veterans and military spouses or domestic partners by 2017. These new employees will work in a variety of positions across all levels of the organization, including network engineering, technology, operations, theme parks and resorts, programming, customer service, marketing, human resources, and other careers. A number of these roles will be located in our National Customer Operations (NCO) centers, which depend on top talent from all backgrounds to help enhance the Comcast customer experience. Our NCOs are located throughout the country, with high volume centers in Spokane, Albuquerque, and Tucson.
2. We Have a Strong Military Support Community
Comcast NBCUniversal proudly supports its active duty military service members, reservists, veterans, and their families—both in and out of the workplace. VetNet is an employee resource group dedicated to Comcast NBCUniversal’s military community and their allies, consisting of more than 5,000 members with chapters across the country. The group acts as a base of support and includes a mentoring program focused on the professional growth and development of service members and their allies.
3. We Added a Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal recently welcomed Carol Eggert to our ranks, where she currently serves as the Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs. Carol brings 30 years of valuable military and civilian experience to the company, as she has previously served in the Army, the Army Reserve and the National Guard. Throughout her career, Carol has served in a variety of command and staff positions, including Assistant Adjutant General, Battalion Commander and Chief of Staff and recently retired as a Brigadier General. As the VP of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast, she works collaboratively across the company to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring, and building talent at all levels of the organization.
4. We’re Attending Military Hiring Events All over the United States
Comcast NBCUniversal’s Military Recruiting and Engagement lead, Michael Alexander, and our ambassadors have traveled coast-to-coast in 2015 looking to bring top military talent to the organization, and their 2016 schedule is slated to be just as busy. Michael not only recruits military talent, he also coaches and sponsors applicants throughout the entire hiring process. Click here for a list of events where you can meet Comcast’s recruiting team.
5. We Called in Some Famous Friends to Help
We take military hiring seriously, so we called in celebrity chef Robert Irvine—a former member of the British Royal Navy – to help support our mission. Find out what Robert had to say about Comcast NBCUniveral’s dedication to the military community, and learn a little more about our company’s amazing employee base.
Interested in learning more? Join Comcast Careers on Friday, November 13 at 2:00 pm ET for a Facebook chat on Hiring the Military Community with members of our VetNet employee resource group and military recruiting team.