Have you ever dreamed of working at Walt Disney World?
Or perhaps you’d prefer somewhere else in the Disney Company like ABC TV, or ESPN, or how about the Disney Cruise line?
Individuals with military training and work ethics have long been desired in the civilian workplace. The leadership experience and management training gained during years of military service can be priceless.
Today the Disney Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger announced Heroes Work Here, a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans.
Mr. Iger said “The military values of honor, integrity, commitment, and courage, along with the skills and experience they’ve gained through their service, make veterans incredibly valuable employees for any company.”
As part of the initiative, Disney will provide at least 1,000 jobs and career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over the next three years.
Heroes Work Here includes recruitment efforts across all segments of The Walt Disney Company, including ESPN, the Disney-ABC Television Group, Disney Consumer Products, The Walt Disney Studios, and Disney Parks and Resorts. The company will host career fairs and participate in events designed to showcase opportunities for returning military personnel.
Disney looks forward to joining forces with our veterans in the continuation of our American Story!
Disney now has a dedicated page on their Casting site for Veterans, this page has links to a generic Disney Company job search, a Heroes Work Here Facebook page, and a page with upcoming Veteran Job Fairs (Orlando, New York, Anaheim).
Here is a Disney YouTube video introducing the initiative.
I’ll be attending the Orlando career fair to report on everything I discover!
In the meantime start thinking about your follow-on career at Disney.
Is there a Monorail in your future?
Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? See our:
- Disney Veteran Discount and Disney Military Discount Eligibility Guide
Learn about the Disney Armed Forces Salute the best military discount that there is for Disney. For where to stay see our Resorts/Hotel Overview Page. Disney doesn’t discount dining for the military, but there are a few places on property that do, see the Dining Overview Page to learn where plus more dining info. You can also learn about Transportation Options. Be sure to check out our Technology Overview to learn about Magic Bands and My Disney Experience to see how they work with military tickets. Walt Disney World visitors might be interested in staying at Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort.