Coalition of major U.S. corporations aims to hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020
MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealth Group is joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of major U.S. corporations that share the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
As a part of this commitment, UnitedHealth Group will actively recruit military service members and veterans through targeted outreach and hiring and recruitment events.
“Our nation’s veterans have many characteristics highly valued by UnitedHealth Group. They are motivated and highly skilled individuals with a strong work ethic,” said Rich Hughes, senior vice president, Talent Acquisition, Development and Mobility. “The 100,000 Jobs Mission gives us another channel to recruit talented employees, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support our military veterans who have bravely served our country.”
Joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission is one of many ways UnitedHealth Group supports veterans and their families. UnitedHealth Group partners with a variety of organizations to help source military and veteran candidates such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, RecruitMilitary and the Wounded Warrior Project. UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, is the presenting sponsor of Ride 2 Recovery, an organization supporting physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans, featuring cycling as the core activity.
To date, 41 corporations have joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission and collectively hired more than 12,000 veterans.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two business platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com.
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