As Memorial Day approaches and we remember those who lost their lives while serving our country, all of us at Comcast remain grateful to the military community who give so much. That’s why we are proud to be one of America’s most military-friendly employers.
In 2018, we committed to hiring an additional 11,000 veterans, military spouses, and National Guard and Reserve members company-wide, bringing our total to 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021. Comcast NBCUniversal also has an expansive program to support veterans who are transitioning into the workforce, including peer-to-peer mentorship with other veteran employees, digital and in-person professional development opportunities designed specifically for veteran and military spouse employees, and opportunities to stay engaged with the military through volunteering with local veteran-serving organizations.
Last year, we expanded eligibility for our Internet Essentials program to low-income veterans, nearly one million of whom live within the Comcast’s service area. The expansion is furthered through nationwide partnerships with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the PsychArmor Institute, two of America’s leading veteran-serving non-profit organizations that help support the creation of veteran-specific digital skills training videos and supplementary materials, which are made available online and delivered in classrooms at Comcast-sponsored computer labs in 10 markets. More on our company’s commitment to the military community can be found here.
On this Memorial Day, we hope everyone will take time to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.