AT&T is committed to double its military hiring with a target of bringing on board an additional 10, 000 veterans by 2020.
That will take the full total of veterans hired by the company to 20, 000. The commitment was announced at the White House Joining Forces event on May 6 where more than 50 other companies dedicated to hiring and training veterans and military spouses were present.
AT&T and the companies recognize the important worth of skills offered by the veterans and how well their expertise translates to business practices. Collectively, the companies pledged to hire 100,000 veterans in the coming five years.
Randall Stephenson, the chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T said their commitment shows they care about the veterans and their great service to the country. “Military experience is great preparation for a successful career at AT&T. Veterans’ leadership, integrity and commitment to service make them outstanding employees. We’re proud to have added 10,000 of these men and women to our team since 2013, and we look forward to hiring another 10,000 by 2020.”
The commitment from AT&T was one of the largest announced. In 2013, AT&T announced it would hire 10,000 veterans within the next 5 years, which was met at the end of 2015, well ahead of schedule. AT&T is doubling that commitment and pledged to hire an additional 10,000 veterans by 2020. AT&T is always keen to capitalize on the experience as well as skills gained by the veterans during their time in the military.
JoHanna Martinez, the military talent attraction manager, AT&T Talent Acquisition, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps shared his experience; “While in the service, I often wondered if the self-discipline, teamwork and skills I was gaining would help me find a fulfilling career. 15 years later, I now know that those skills have been the foundation to every success in my career. Because those values are part of the AT&T culture too.”