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Written by Andrea Franco
on December 18, 2018
Verizon joined other tech industry leaders at theWhite House to make a significant commitment to military veterans and their families.The company is one of more than 50 nationwide that have collectively pledged to hire and train 100,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.The event was part of the broader Joining Forces initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden five years ago. The initiative calls on all Americans – in both the public and private sectors – to rally around service members, veterans, and their families, and support them through employment, education, and wellness opportunities.Since the launch of the Joining Forces initiative in 2011, more than 1.2 million veterans and military spouses have been hired.Verizon leaders Evan Guzman, head of Military Programs and Veteran Affairs, and John Larregui, a managing partner in Federal Mobility Solutions and a former Marine corporal,attended the event on Verizon’s behalf.Guzman said that with more than 10,000 military veterans employed at Verizon, there is rarely a position in the military that does not align with a career at the company.“Employing military veterans is not only the patriotic thing to do, but it’s also smart business,” explained Guzman.“We’re proud to participate in the Joining Forces Pledge announcement because we realize how important it is to provide veterans and military spouses with opportunities in the technology field.”

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