In honor of Veterans and Military Families Month, Comcast NBCUniversal announced it will increase its military hiring goal, first set in 2015, by 11,000.
In 2017 Comcast NBCUniversal met its original goal of hiring 10,000 veterans, military spouses, National Guard and reserve members. Now, the company is aiming to make that number 21,000 military hires by 2021.
In addition to VetNet, an employee resource group with 8,400 members, the media and technology company provides support to veteran employees including peer mentoring, professional development opportunities and volunteer opportunities.
In further support of veterans, Comcast NBCUniversal in August expanded its Internet Essentials learning program, making it eligible to low-income veterans and for nationwide partnerships to support veteran-specific digital skills training. The videos and other materials will be available online and in Comcast-sponsored computer labs in 10 markets throughout the country.