Comcast Hosts Open House for Vets

By Tatiana Walk-Morris
|  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014  |  Updated 9:36 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Comcast Hosts Open House for Vets

Comcast will host an open house at the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Dr., July 2, during which vets can get information about jobs at Comcast, Telemundo, Comcast Spotlight and NBC5 Chicago.

Comcast is reaching out to help military veterans get jobs. 

The media and technology corporation hosts an open house at 1:30 p.m. July 2 at the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Dr. During the event, Comcast will give veterans information regarding jobs at Comcast Cable, Comcast Spotlight, NBC5 Chicago and Telemundo. 
 
Recruiters at the event will give tips on resume writing and job searches. David Cohen, Comcast executive vice president, also will address servicemen at the event.
 
"These people come to us with a complete set of talents: individual responsibility, discipline, leadership, the ability to motivate large groups," said Will Baas, executive director of Talent Acquisition at Comcast and a U.S. Navy reservist, in a statement
 
The unemployment rate for veterans who served since September 2001 has fallen to 9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Out of the 722,000 unemployed veterans in 2013, 60 percent were age 45 and over. 
 
The company participates in "Hiring Our Heroes," an effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help military veterans find employment nationwide.
 
"With every veteran I've met, there's a sense that this person will be able to adapt and overcome," said Michelle Alban, vice president of Corporate Communications at Telemundo and an U.S. Air Force veteran.

News breaks at inconvenient times.  Download one of the NBCChicago mobile apps and have the news come to you. Watch live streaming newscasts, receive critical push notifications on the go and stay in touch with your city around the clock. 

 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out