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
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.
Colonel Dan Swain, 141st Air Refueling Wing addresses
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