New Heroes Work Here Program Announced

At its annual shareholder meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, earlier this week, Walt Disney Co. announced its new Heroes Work Here program which is designed to help put returning military vets to work.

There are three elements to Heroes Work Here. First, Disney will hire and train 1,000 servicemen and women over the next three years. Second, Disney will seek to ease the transition into civilian life for the vets and their families. Third, a national public awareness campaign is planned to help encourage all sectors of business to hire those who have served the country.

President and CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, had this to say about the new program:

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.

Heroes Work Here will involve all aspects of the Walt Disney Co. for its recruitment plans including ESPN, the Disney-ABC Television Group, Disney Consumer Products, The Walt Disney Studios, and Disney Parks and Resorts. More information on the new program can be found at their website.


Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 16:30:

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As a vet myself, I really love that Disney has created this program. Sometimes it's hard to come out of the Military because the service job you've done for years doesn't always have a civilian counterpart. It's fantastic that Disney is dedicating it's self to giving Vets a place to transition back into civilian llife, and Disney gets a disciplined workforce!

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