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Cincinnatus Inactive Member10 Nov 2011 6:52 p.m. PST

I have a few friends who always make a point of saying something nice to me or doing something nice for me on Veteran's Day.

One of them said she thought Veterans should get the day off. That led to the discussion of whether corporations who have promotions on Veteran's Day are really interested in thanking the vets or if they see it as good business.

I'm sure it's a mix but the real test is – how many companies who do a special promotion on the day, do something special for their own employees who are veterans? Does anyone have any information on this?

Dn Jackson11 Nov 2011 8:11 a.m. PST

Don't know about that, but I always shop at Sears whenever I can. If you work for Sears and you are in the Reserves/National Guard and get called up, and you make more working for Sears than you do on active duty, Sears will pay the difference so that your salary doesn't drop.

Black Cavalier11 Nov 2011 10:53 a.m. PST

While not something special on Veteran's Day, or something special for their employees, Intel (where I work) has committed to providing Veterans a job training program.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 9, 2011 – In support of the White House ‘Joining Forces' initiative, Intel Corporation announced a partnership to launch the Intel Veteran's Employment Training program, or Intel VET, a new program designed to provide veterans with training and mentoring services as they transition from a military career to employment in the private sector.

This program is the result of an innovative community and industry collaboration to serve Washington, D.C. area veterans. Intel VET launches at 1:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria. Invited dignitaries include Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady.

"According to goals set by President Barack Obama, 39,000 men and women will return to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of 2011," said Ardine Williams, vice president and director of Human Resource Enterprise Services for Intel. "This creates a bold opportunity for industry to help veterans with the transition from a military career to employment in the private sector. We consider veterans highly attractive candidates and a good fit for Intel culture."

Intel VET provides support to veterans by offering services such as behavioral interview training, mock interviews, mentor matching, one-on-one coaching and computer skills training. Resume decoding and translation training will be also be provided, helping veterans translate military occupation specialties and career experience into key corporate language.

Intel is leveraging its existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) to provide technology training and coaching for veterans and their partners looking for employment. ICCN is a community-based after-school technology learning program that allows youth to use professional hardware and software to create computer-based projects. The ICCN resources will be expanded to open up computer and technology training to veterans.


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