The Mouse is going military, according to the Disney Blog, which announced today that the Walt Disney Company is starting a new initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans. The initiative includes 1,000 jobs and career opportunities for veterans over the next three years, support for veterans and their families as they transition into civilian life, and a public awareness campaign to encourage all employers across the U.S. to hire veterans, with the motto “Heroes Work Here. Employ excellence. Hire veterans.”
Disney President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger stated, “As a new generation of America’s military men and women transition into civilian life, we are increasing our commitment and support for these modern day heroes… It’s a measure of our respect for how much they have sacrificed on our behalf, and our sincere gratitude for their extraordinary contributions to this country.
“The military values of honor, integrity, commitment, and courage, along with the skills and experience they’ve gained through their service, make veterans incredibly valuable employees for any company.”
For more details on Disney’s veteran hiring inititative, visit the Disney website.