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January 27, 2014

Disney Supports Student Veterans of America with New Scholarship Program

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
2013 was a landmark year for Disney’s "Heroes Work Here" initiative. In early March, we expanded our goal to hire an additional 1,000 veterans through 2015, and to date, since March 2012, have hired more than 2,900 veterans. Also, just a couple months ago, the Company built on its commitment to assist servicemen and servicewoman in their transition to civilian life with the inaugural "Veterans Institute." The complimentary day-long workshop gathered hundreds of businesses of all sizes for a singular, important mission: help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs of their own based on Disney’s success story.
November 14, 2013

Inaugural Disney 'Veterans Institute' Takes Place Today at Walt Disney World

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company

Today’s Veterans Institute, a first-of-its-kind event for Disney, marks a new milestone in the Company’s ongoing commitment to supporting U.S. veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

November 13, 2013

An Inside Look at Disney's 'Heroes Work Here' and 'Veterans Institute'

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
As we count down the hours until "Veterans Institute," we caught up with Kevin Preston, director, Veterans Initiatives, The Walt Disney Company, to talk about the success of "Heroes Work Here" and the goals of the upcoming workshop.
November 11, 2013

Disney Hosts GI Film Festival Sharing the Stories and Talents of Veterans

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
On Veterans Day, we take time to honor and thank those who serve our country while recognizing their talents extend far beyond the frontlines. Earlier this month, the artistic abilities of military veterans were on display as The Walt Disney Company, Disney-ABC Television Group, and Disney’s Heroes Work Here hosted the GI Film Festival at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Taking place for the second year in a row in Los Angeles, the festival on November 1-2 celebrated the filmmaking achievements of veterans while providing resources and guidance for those transitioning from military service into the entertainment industry.
October 28, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama to Give Keynote Address at Disney's 'Veterans Institute'

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company

Moments ago, The Walt Disney Company announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at Disney's first-ever Veterans Institute workshop on November 14 at Walt Disney World Resort.

October 15, 2013

ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff to Appear in a Special Feature on ESPN's 'E:60'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Just last week, the Company announced ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff as the keynote speaker at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute. During the complimentary, daylong workshop—taking place November 14 at Walt Disney World Resort—Bob will join hundreds of companies as they learn how to build their own veteran-hiring programs. We’re only a couple of weeks away from the event, but Bob’s making a special appearance on tonight’s "E:60," ESPN’s newsmagazine, on ESPN (7 p.m. ET).
October 7, 2013

ABC News' Bob Woodruff Shares His Thoughts on Disney's 'Veterans Institute' Workshop

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
Disney has been at the forefront of helping veterans make the transition from active duty to civilian life. Since launching the "Heroes Work Here" initiative last year, we've hired more than 1,300 veterans at the Company—and we're just getting started.
September 10, 2013

Disney Offers Free 'Veterans Institute' Workshop to Encourage and Support Hiring of Military Veterans

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company

Just one of the great things about working at Disney—and something I deeply value—is seeing firsthand the positive impact the Company makes on people and communities around the country. One great example is the Heroes Work Here initiative, which helps U.S. veterans make successful transitions from active duty to civilian life.

March 6, 2013

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger Announces Heroes Work Here Update

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
At our annual Shareholder Meeting this morning, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that the company surpassed its goal to provide 1,000 career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over a three-year period – hiring more than 1,300 veterans in just one year.
March 5, 2013

An Inside Look at Heroes Work Here with Disney's Director of Veteran Initiatives

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Last year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced a company-wide initiative to hire, train and support at least 1,000 U.S. veterans over a three-year period. The Heroes Work Here initiative has paved the way for veteran career expos around the country, special courses specifically designed for 150 Disney recruiters and 500 hiring managers so that they had a better understanding of military vernacular, and career-coaching sessions for hundreds of veterans during which they learned resume writing and interview skills.

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