There are so many things that make me proud of Cisco and its employees, but one of the most gratifying is the work we do to support our nation’s heroes – our warfighters and veterans. This week, nearly 400 of those heroes will take to the slopes, ride snowmobiles, try scuba diving, and enjoy rock climbing and other activities at the 27th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colo. from March 31-April 5.
Snowmobiling at the 2012 Winter Sports Clinic
The Clinic provides adaptive winter sports instruction for U.S. military veterans and active duty service men and women with disabilities. It is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and supported by other sponsors, including Cisco.
I look forward to this event every year. It is truly inspiring to share these experiences with such great men and women, hear their stories and see them take on new challenges. Personally, my favorite activity is snowmobiling, although I enjoy skiing as well. But by far the best thing about the Clinic is the opportunity to give something back to, and show our appreciation for, our nation’s finest. Read More »
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On March 8, NBCNews.com reported that the unemployment rate among post-9/11 U.S. military veterans was 9.4 percent in February, well above the national unemployment average of 7.7 percent.
Nearly 1 in 10 ex-service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is hunting for a job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The NBCNews.com story mentioned how Cisco is partnering with software developer Futures, Inc. to connect the 200,000 members of the nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to civilian jobs through a free, online tool.
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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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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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Video of the 2011 Veterans Corporate Technology Day
Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) at Cisco Systems will take place this year on November 13, 2012. The day brings U.S. military personnel, spouses and caregivers to Cisco campuses and exposes them to available resources as they potentially transition to the civilian workforce. Events will be hosted at the following locations:
- San Antonio, Texas
- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
- San Jose, California
The multi-site event introduces mentorship programs and educational resources. There will be a sessions on Read More »
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