|Case Study: Hiring Veterans
We know the value of military service. Over 24 percent of our employees are veterans, and we proactively seek to hire veterans. We also know that veterans tend to be highly trained, disciplined workers who bring experience, leadership and rock solid values to everything they do. In 2012, we attended 270 hiring events for veterans and transitioning military personnel and participated in more than 60 transition assistance programs at military bases across the country. Every month we hosted a Wounded Warrior virtual chat, in which U.S. veterans marketed their skills to our hiring managers and recruiters. In 2012 we hired more than 2,900 veterans, which represented 39 percent of our external hires.