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Disney Announces ‘Heroes Work Here’

posted on March 13th, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


“Disney

Did you hear? We’re looking for military heroes to join the team. Disney President and CEO Bob Iger just announced a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans called Heroes Work Here. It’s exciting news and we’ve got the details. Disney will:

  • Provide at least 1,000 jobs, career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over the next three years.
  • Support military families, veterans transitioning into civilian life.
  • Launch a national public awareness campaign to encourage job opportunities for veterans.

So, what job opportunities are we talking about? They’ll run the gamut from internships to leadership roles and span all segments of The Walt Disney Company. To support this effort, the company will host career fairs and participate in events showcasing job opportunities for returning military personnel.

Disney will also invest in select non-profit organizations that provide training and other support services for veterans, while Disney VoluntEARS will lend their time and talents to the effort through service projects with veterans’ organizations across the country.

Also, be sure and keep an eye out for some of the talented veterans already employed at Disney in TV spots to encourage other companies to create opportunities for returning military personnel. To learn more about Heroes Work Here, visit the Disney Careers website.

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8 Comments

1

Jennifer on March 13th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Wow Disney. How AWESOME is this!!!!!!!! You all Rock. Thank you for supporting the brave men and women who support our Country!

2

Jim from NY on March 13th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Absolutely brilliant! Way to go Disney! I applaud you!

3

Kimberly from MA on March 13th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Thank you Disney for this hiring campaign. These men and women who sacrifice everything for our freedom deserve the best when they return home!!

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Danielle from FL on March 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I love it! I am looking for volunteer opportunities to work with military families on their resume, cover letters, and interview skills. This helps show that slowly but surely there are companies out there doing the right thing.
I think the country expects this from such a well respected company as Disney.

5

Kyra on March 13th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Good job.

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Josh on March 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Sign me up! Need a military photographer?

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Ed from AL on March 14th, 2012 at 8:45 am

I’m a still serving vet. I have a lot of friends who separate from the military and have a lot of trouble finding good jobs even though they are great men and women with impressive skill sets and accomplishments. Even though I think Disney is awesome, I think you are in for a surprise; you’re about to get better with a bunch of veterans on board. Hard work and team work are second nature to these people and I guarantee that Disney, as a company, will look back on this decision as one of the best personnel steps that you’ve ever taken.

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Russell on March 15th, 2012 at 5:33 am

THANK YOU for the support all the way from Afghanistan! Can’t wait to reunite with my Disney team when I return.

Keep Us in Your Prayers

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