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.