In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Florida State University, Comcast was proud to sponsor a special event for student veterans in Tallahassee. The North Florida Veterans Career Connection Event was held on March 29 at FSU.
Senior Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs for Comcast, Brigadier General (Ret.) Carol Eggert, wanted to make sure the student veterans, educators and community and business leaders in attendance were aware of Internet Essentials, the company’s national broadband adoption program that provides low-cost internet service and free digital literacy training classes and resources to qualified individuals and families. Comcast expanded eligibility for the Internet Essentials program to low-income veterans and their families in August 2018.
Comcast Florida Region Vice President of External Affairs Derek Cooper spoke to event attendees about Comcast’s commitment to hiring more than 21,000 members of the military community and the company’s special programs and benefits for those employees, including additional time off for military training, matching salary and providing continued benefits for up to three years for those called to active duty while employed by Comcast, a Military Concierge Service Team and more.
Aryeh Lehrer, Vice President of Talent Delivery for Comcast’s Central Division, participated in the “Preparing for the Civilian Workforce” panel along with representatives from Amazon, Chewy, Fanatics and Harris Corporation. Moderated by Mona Dexter from Hiring Our Heroes, the discussion included good insight and best practices for student veterans to keep in mind when they are searching and applying for civilian jobs.
Finally, company representatives spoke with student veterans about career opportunities at Comcast during the event’s job fair.