MGM Resorts International announced today that it joined the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of more than 200 companies that are dedicated to hiring one million U.S. Veterans. Cofounded by JP Morgan Chase in 2011 as “100,000 Jobs Mission,” the newly renamed “Veteran Jobs Mission” is committed to developing best practices resources for companies looking to hire Veterans while maintaining a focus on employee engagement and career development.
“Veterans have long been a valuable part of MGM Resorts International’s workforce,” said Ondra Berry, senior vice president of talent management and organizational performance for MGM Resorts, and a brigadier general in the Nevada Air National Guard. “We’re proud to be a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition so that we can continue to ensure that there are good civilian careers for the men and women who selflessly serve our country.”
MGM Resorts has a long history of supporting Veterans. Every year the company hosts an annual Veterans Career Fair and offers veteran-employees a ten-week Boots to Business management training program. The company has an active Veterans Employee Networking Group. MGM Resorts also hosts Salute to Troops in partnership with American Airlines and the USO. The event takes place over Veterans Day weekend and provides dozens of Wounded Warriors with an all-expenses paid, VIP vacation in Las Vegas.
Since its founding in 2011 by 11 corporations, Veteran Jobs Mission has grown to over 200 companies that have together – as of September 30, 2015 – hired nearly 300,000 Veterans. The coalition reached its original goal of hiring 100,000 Veterans in early 2014 and increased its goal to 300,000 in early 2015. For more information, please visit Jobs Mission.
For more information on MGM Resorts and its Veterans initiatives, please visit MGM Resorts.