Hiring Veterans Has Always Been a Great Idea

By Beverly Stallings-Johnson

Beverly Stallings-Johnson
Beverly Stallings-Johnson, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion

In Robert Frost’s 1917 poem, Not to Keep, a man returns home from war — alive. On the day we honor our fallen heroes, Frost reminds us that their sacrifice is sacred, and borne equally by their families.

Frost’s plain and eloquent prose reminds us of our call to action for the men and women who have returned to us. We cannot but help to recognize the obvious:

Fact No. 1: Veterans who return to civilian life find opportunities – as well as challenges.

Fact No. 2: Xerox’s Global Talent Acquisition team is always on the lookout for new avenues to connect with people.

“Last year, Xerox hired more veterans in various positions throughout the United States, and is on track to reach our aspirational goal of 6 percent for the full year,” said Neal Krisko, Director Global Talent Acquisition. “A large part of this success is due to the efforts of our talent acquisition team as well as outreach to resource groups such as Veteran Career Services, Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, and National Chamber of Commerce: Hiring Our Heroes, and more.”

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Military hiring: Xerox actively seeks military veterans, spouses and family members.

Xerox has a focused program, a strong commitment, and a long history of military recruitment that encourages veterans to apply for positions throughout the company. We actively seek job applicants who are transitioning military, retired military personnel, and veterans with disabilities. In addition, we hire military spouses and family members for job opportunities at Xerox. Over the years Xerox has partnered with veteran recruiting programs such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), White House Joining Forces Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “HiringOurHeroes” Career Fairs.

Xerox and veterans

Diversitycomm.net— Xerox was recently recognized as a Top Veteran-Friendly company in the “Best of the Best” lists in the summer print and digital issues.

AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award — AT&T recognized Xerox as a recipient of their 2016 “Supplier Diversity Crystal Award” for Xerox’s commitment to increase opportunities for minority, women and disabled veteran business.

“Xerox is grateful for the service of our employees currently deployed with the U.S. military, and we understand their – and their families — sacrifices,” Neal said. “Their experiences help us create the diverse workforce that serves our customers and our communities.”

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