ESGR in the News

03/23/16

Comcast military celebration and ESGR Statement of Support signing

  • Comcast military celebration and ESGR Statement of Support signing
  • Comcast military celebration and ESGR Statement of Support signing
  • Comcast military celebration and ESGR Statement of Support signing

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than a hundred gathered for a celebration of Spokane’s military community during an event hosted by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and Comcast NBCUniversal. 

Executives and employees from Comcast, along with elected officials, military leaders and ESGR volunteers, presented a united effort to highlight and support veterans, Reservists and military families.

Comcast is hiring 750 new employees in the Spokane area and they realize the benefit of hiring veterans. Comcast recently hired Army retired Brig. Gen. Carol Eggert to head this effort. 

“We hire military veterans, Guard and Reservists and their families, not because they are needy or entitled, but because they are a deserving group,” Eggert exclaimed.  

To conclude the event, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President, Kyle McSlarrow signed an ESGR Statement of Support, pledging Comcast’s commitment to recognize and support service members and their families.   The Statement of Support confirms Comcast joins other employers in pledging:

We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).

We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.

We will continually recognize and support our country’s Service members and their families, in peace, in crises and in war.

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within Department of Defense.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.

Photo captions:

Colonel Dan Swain, 141st Air Refueling Wing addresses the audience

Army retired Brig. Gen. Carol Eggert, Vice President, Comcast Military and Veterans Affairs

Kyle McSlarrow, Regional Senior Vice President, Comcast Washington signing  an ESGR Statement of Support

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