Heroes Work Here One Year Update

Military Follow On Career at DisneyLast month at the annual shareholder’s meeting Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger gave an update on the Heroes Work Here Program which began in March 2012.

He announced that the Disney Company surpassed its goal to provide 1,000 career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over a three-year period – hiring more than 1,300 veterans in just one year.

Heroes-Work-Here-Expo-HallDuring the past year specially trained Disney recruiters placed veterans in a variety of jobs – from internships to executive roles – through national career expos and by providing one-on-one assistance to help transition to the private sector.

I was able to attend the career expo held at Walt Disney World. See my writeup

He also committed to a new goal of hiring an additional 1,000 U.S. veterans over the next two years. Which would bring the three year total to 2,300 veterans.

Public Awareness

Disney also premiered a new public awareness video:

Nonprofit Support

Additionally, Disney will continue to invest in select nonprofit organizations that provide training and other support services for veterans. Over the past 10 years, Disney has donated more than $1.2 million to the USO alone.

Kevin Preston, Disney’s director of veteran initiatives and retired Army Colonel explains why the Heroes Work Here program is important:

Disney's Heroes Work Here Program“We are a veteran-friendly company and the program is about telling veterans that we are interested in them – if that means they find a job at Disney, great; if it means sharing knowledge that will help them find employment elsewhere, that’s great too. We just want to help this diverse group of people find jobs after they have valiantly served their country.”

Disney provides online workshops and coaching via their Heroes Work Here website.

See my post on the Heroes Work Here website

Disney’s official site


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