AT&T to Provide 5,000 Career Opportunities for Veterans
Published on: 30th Apr 2013
USA based AT T has announced that it is to reserve at least 5 000 future job vacancies for military veterans and their family members over the next five years.
AT&T announced the hiring goal at a White House event with Michelle Obama and other companies supporting the Joining Forces Initiative that she co-founded.
AT&T also announced that it plans to lead an initiative with JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission to launch a veteran talent exchange later this year. The exchange will enable active-duty military and veteran job candidates to "opt-in" to a talent-sharing database to facilitate the sharing and referral of veteran candidates among participating 100,000 Jobs Mission member companies.
"We increased our veteran recruiting emphasis beginning in 2011, and have benefitted greatly from the outstanding leadership, skills and character of the veterans who have joined AT&T," said Stephenson.
About 60 percent of veterans who joined AT&T in 2012 made their transition to the private sector as technicians. AT&T's Project Velocity IP -- which is expected to significantly expand the company's wireless and wireline IP broadband network over the next three years -- is driving technician hiring needs.