Comcast and NBCUniversal have far outpaced their goal to hire 2,000 veterans by 2015. As of August 2014, the company has hired 3,000 veterans since January 2012 as part of its ongoing partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. Comcast and NBCUniversal have been strong supporters of “Hiring Our Heroes” since its inception.
"Comcast and NBCUniversal have been setting an example for companies to follow from the early days of our program," said Eric Eversole, Vice President at the U.S. Chamber and Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes. "They were among the first companies to pledge to our Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, and to see them triple their initial hiring goal is a testament to their level of commitment to our nation’s veterans and military spouses."
Veterans have been hired in many departments, at all levels, across Comcast and NBCUniversal, including network engineering, technology, operations, theme parks and resorts, programming, customer service, marketing, and human resources.
Comcast and NBCUniversal’s commitment to veterans can also be seen through their “Next Steps for Vets” portal, which has interactive tools and resources to help veterans and military spouses find jobs or go back to school.