July 02, 2013 at 06:00 AM EDT
Connecting to Help our Nation’s Wounded Warriors this July 4th

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Connecting to Help our Nation's Wounded Warriors this July 4th

Beth Shiroishi

July 2, 2013

It is more than just the shared experience of watching fireworks and eating apple pie that unites us all on July 4th -- it is a celebration of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

It makes sense, then, to celebrate our nation’s independence and the brave men and women who have sacrificed much to afford us those freedoms by honoring and supporting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

I’d like to invite you to join us as we launch a new campaign on our Connect For Good community at causes.com.   We’re setting out to raise funds and awareness for the WWP’s Warriors to Work™ program that provides career guidance and support services to help transition into the civilian workforce. WWP specialists work with each individual warrior to match their skills and experience to the needs of hiring managers.

On our Connect For Good community, you can share the great work of Wounded Warriors or let your friends know about job opportunities for veterans and their family members at AT&T and just by doing so, you can earn a donation of support for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Our commitment to the military and their families runs deep. From aggressively recruiting top veteran talent, to offering peace of mind to our deployed employees and their families by providing them differential pay and other benefits, to supporting initiatives like this one and Helping Heroes Home , we’re honored to support the members of our armed services.

Recently, AT&T revealed plans to lead an initiative with JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission to launch a veteran talent exchange later this year. The exchange will enable active-duty military and veteran job candidates to “opt-in” to a talent-sharing database to facilitate the sharing and referral of veteran candidates among participating 100,000 Jobs Mission member companies.

Today, more than 70 companies have joined the mission, and are on track to reach the 100,000 goal with 64,628 veterans hired as of March 31, 2013.

We all know someone who has bravely served in our armed forces. This 4th of July, please take a few minutes to join with AT&T and help support Wounded Warriors by going to causes.com/Hiring-Veterans.

- See more at: http://blogs.att.net/consumerblog/story/a7790332#sthash.hEFilnT5.dpuf

Tweet me: .@ATT is connecting to help our nation’s wounded warriors this July 4th. http://blogs.att.net/consumerblog/story/a7790332

KEYWORDS: Human Resources, AT&T, att, military, troops, Veterans, hiring, Giving, philanthropy, Community Engagement, causes, 100000 Jobs Mission, wounded warriors, sustainability, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, csr

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