Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) a Nasdaq Stock has just made a commitment to make 120 hires in military related positions on the Twin Cities before the end of year 2017. This announcement was made on Wednesday during a military ceremony at the regional headquarters in downtown St. Paul.
The hiring process
The move is in relation to a nationwide goal to hire about 10,000 before the end of 2017. Comcast plans to engage 120 veterans, active military personnel and military spouses in Twin Cities. The objective does not involve creating new positions for its Minnesota workforce for about 2,200 people mostly residing in the Twin Cities. The company will hire as existing positions go vacant. The positions involve a set of responsibilities and departments including; sales, customer service and administrative, technical operations among others.
Comcast pledges to support veterans
Comcast is known for its tradition of hiring and supporting veterans, military spouses, National Guard and Reserve members. The founder of the company, Ralph Roberts served in the U.S Navy during WWII. A significant number of the executive have also served in the military. Comcast therefore takes pride in helping members of the Military Community serving in all levels of the organization across the country. To acknowledge the report, Comcast officials signed the Employer Support of the Guards and Reserve (ESGR). They promised to hire and offer support to the members of the National Guard and Reserve components.
In attendance was a member of the Minnesota National Guard together with reserve units from the Twin Cities locality. Others included more than 50 members of Comcast’s Twin Cities VetNet Employee Support Group. The colorful ceremony which included presentation of colors by the Minnesota Honor Guard, was hosted by the Comcat vice president of Veteran and Military Affairs, Brigadier General (Ret) Carol Eggert and the Regional Vice President, Jeff Freyer.