Overheard

Carol Eggert on hiring and retaining veterans

By Geoff Sadow
September 26, 2019

Carol Eggert — Comcast’s Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs — believes that veterans are a valuable asset to any business. She says that employers need to take a proactive role in learning how to add more veterans to their workforce, and how to keep them.

To make this easier, Comcast has created a free, online “employer school” called PsychArmor for all employers interested in hiring veterans and matching them to the jobs that will increase retention. “They (the employers) have to take the responsibility to educate themselves and we have the tools,” Eggert, herself a retired Brigadier General, tells WorkingNation.

Organized by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Warrior Community Integration Symposium is an opportunity to share best practices, find innovative solutions, and form new collaborative partnerships to better help the veterans in their communities address the work challenges they sometimes encounter when making the transition to civilian life. 

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Symposium and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issue of helping veterans deal with workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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