Today, as Veterans Day is observed across the United States, the Huffington Post features a blog by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Cisco, entitled “Getting Veterans Back to Work.”
According to Tae’s blog, approximately 1 million U.S. Armed Forces personnel will transition from military to civilian life within the next four years, including about 300,000 by August 2013. Unfortunately, military servicemen and servicewomen often have difficulty transitioning to jobs in the private sector once.
One reason: military job codes don’t easily translate to civilian job descriptions, making it difficult for veterans to find meaningful civilian careers that match their skills and interests.
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At Cisco, we focus our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work on specific areas, one of which is critical human needs. Or, more simply, food, water, shelter, and disaster relief.
A lot of the nonprofits we have partnered with over the years in this area, such as food banks and disaster response agencies, have been working round-the-clock dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Consider this a “shout out” to those organizations that are doing so much for those affected, whether in New York and New Jersey or the Caribbean. We will tell you how Cisco is supporting the relief effort in a future blog post.
Mariuxi Chicoaiiza and her son grabbed a hot lunch from the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle in Moonachie, NJ
Photo: Julie Daigle/American Red Cross
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Tags: disaster relief, humanitarian, hurricane, nonprofit, Sandy, superstorm
U.S. Veterans Magazine has included Cisco on its 2012 “Best of the Best” list of Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans.
We are proud of this acknowledgement because in the last couple of years, we have increased our efforts to support transitioning military personnel, veterans, and military families, particularly in the areas of employment and education.
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Tags: Career, employment, jobs, magazine, military, top 100, veterans
Thousands of military personnel will transition from uniform to civilian life in the coming years — about 1 million between now and September 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
A Cisco priority is to help these men and women find meaningful jobs and educational opportunities that match their skills and interests after their service to our country is over.
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Tags: Cisco, CSR, employment, jobs, military, training, veterans
“You mean you can Facetime us from your camp site”, my daughter said incredulously. “From the middle of nowhere?” she continued. ”You lot are mad!” OK she was more annoyed that I was taking our WiFi-only iPad away with me as I took some time out of my day job in Cisco Data Center Services, to participate in 2 stages of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain. Prior to the ride, I blogged about this challenge here, discussing the scale of the event and our target to raise money for Paralympic athletes. A nine day, 969 mile cycle over some of the most challenging terrain in Britain, the ‘Deloitte Ride Across Britain’ was an immense physical and mental challenge. From Saturday 8th September until Sunday 16th September (just passed), over 700 riders took part in this epic journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats. For the second year in a row, Cisco provided key technical support to the riders, so that they were able to focus fully on this enormous and exciting journey.
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Tags: Borderless Networks, Cisco Services, corporate social responsibility, giving back, rab_2012, waas, wireless network