Tag: Veterans

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What is Diversity? More Than Meets the Eye

Discussions about diversity and inclusion in businesses and institutions have been going on for decades — DiversityInc has been advocating for both since 1998. In 2020, as movements against racial injustice have demanded further reckoning, businesses across the country were challenged even more than ever to show a dedication to diversity…

9 Things to NEVER Say to Veterans

Originally published on July 7, 2016. Joining the Army after college was a no-brainer for military veteran Ryan Kules. The Arizona native always knew he wanted to serve his country, and in 2002, he got his chance. In February 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. Nine months later, Kules wound…

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Supporting & Transitioning Veterans Into Your Organization

Military lifestyle greatly differs from civilian and corporate lifestyle, but if your company prioritizes supporting and leveraging veterans, you can turn their challenges and experiences into strengths. Challenges Transitioning Veterans Face Employer bias. Some employers discriminate against veteran applicants, fearing they may have disabilities or mental illnesses that could interfere…

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Rep. Jahana Hayes Attacked in Racist Campaign Town Hall; 1 in 4 Americans Unemployed According to New Data from Axios; and More

Racist trolls interrupt Zoom town hall hosted by Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman. “I am not OK,” wrote Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) in a moving post describing a violent attack that took place at one of her recent campaign events. Ten minutes into the Zoom town hall for one…

Thousands of Vets Missing Out on Key Benefits; Sesame Street Tackles Racism; and More

Thousands of veterans with “less-than-honorable” discharges missing out on government benefits; facing unnecessary challenges in employment. Being dishonorably discharged from the military can wreak havoc on a veteran’s career. Whether it was the result of alcohol or drug abuse, insubordination, fighting or being LGBTQ+ or disabled (areas that were not…

Hilton Achieves Ambitious Hiring Pledge and Expands U.S. Military Commitment

Originally posted on Hilton.com The #1 Best Company to Work For® in the U.S. pledges to hire 25,000 additional veterans, military spouses, and caregivers by 2025 McLean, Va. – Hilton today announced that it has achieved its Operation: Opportunity target of hiring 30,000 veterans, military spouses and caregivers over the past six years…