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Disney Announces “Heroes Work Here” Veteran Jobs Program

Touting the motto “Heroes Work Here. Employ excellence. Hire veterans” President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger announced a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans yesterday at The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) Annual Shareholder meeting in Kansas City. The Heroes Work Here program continues Disney’s long history of respect and appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces by expanding the company’s commitment to recognize and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women.

As part of the initiative, Disney will provide at least 1,000 jobs and career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over the next three years, support military families and veterans during their transition into civilian life, and launch a national public awareness campaign to encourage all employers across the U.S. to hire veterans.

In addition to providing career opportunities for veterans, Disney will also invest in select non-profit organizations that provide training and other support services. Through the Disney VoluntEARS program, employees will also engage in service projects with veterans’ organizations in communities around the country. The public awareness campaign, featuring veterans currently employed in various businesses across The Walt Disney Company, will highlight their value, encourage companies to hire these highly skilled men and women, and direct them to the Joining Forces initiative for more information.

Mr. Iger debuted the first spot at the conference, which can be viewed below the jump:

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Disney World hunts for new Vice President of Transportation

As I’m searching for a job, I make it a practice to check out the DisneyCareers website every couple of days. Hey, you never know. There might be a few positions that would be a good fit for me. Here’s one I would love to have, even though I know I’m not really qualified.

The Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort Transportation will help lead the resort into future while keeping a careful eye on current operations. With the possible addition of a High Speed Rail line stop at the resort, the will be new opportunities to modernize the transportation options across the resort. In the meantime, there are still plenty of opportunities to improve the existing modes of transport. A great job for someone with a background in transportation management.

Follow below the jump for the complete job description.

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