As Memorial Day approaches and we remember those who lost their lives while serving our country, all of us at Comcast remain grateful to the military community who give so much to us all, our local towns and cities. Together, we share the values of leadership, service, teamwork, and ethics, and we are honored to hire and partner with those who are serving or have served our nation, including military families.
In the Greater Boston Region, which includes eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, our employees are actively engaged in supporting the local military community, including these service projects and partnerships:
- Prepared and distributed 1,000+ care packages to “Operation Care for the Troops”
- Assisted Heidrea for Heroes by providing hundreds of care packages for disabled veterans
- Focused volunteer activity and support at 17 veterans and military community affiliated groups in the Greater Boston Region alone as part of 2019 Comcast Cares Day efforts.
As one of America’s most military-friendly employers, we have committed to hire an additional 11,000 veterans, military spouses, and National Guard and Reserve members companywide, bringing our total to 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021. Comcast NBCUniversal has an expansive program to support veterans who are transitioning into the workforce, including peer-to-peer mentorship with other veteran employees, digital and in-person professional development opportunities designed specifically for veteran and military spouse employees, and opportunities to stay engaged with the military through volunteering with local veteran-serving organizations.
Last year, the company announced that our Internet Essentials program expanded eligibility to low-income veterans, nearly one million of whom live within the Comcast’s service area. The expansion is furthered through nationwide partnerships with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the PsychArmor Institute, two of America’s leading veteran-serving non-profit organizations that help support the creation of veteran-specific digital skills training videos and supplementary materials, which are made available online and delivered in classrooms at Comcast-sponsored computer labs in 10 markets.
More on our company’s commitment to the military community can be found here.