News and ViewsNovember 10, 2020
Charter’s Commitment to Hiring Veterans
Charter is proud to mark Veterans Day and to celebrate the many members of our team who served in the military, or who are continuing to serve in the National Guard and Reserves. Approximately 10 percent of Charter’s employees are former military, and we make it a priority to actively recruit veterans as they possess many of the skills and traits we value in our highly-skilled workforce.
“Veterans bring a mission-oriented mindset that helps us across all aspects of our operations, from customer care to our technicians who provide essential connectivity and maintenance service for our network,” said Tom Adams, Executive Vice President of Field Operations for Charter. “We recognize and value the skills veterans develop during their service and our goal is to help them build on these talents for a meaningful career with Charter.”
Once part of the Charter team, veterans have a number of career paths, including our Broadband Technician Apprenticeship program. This unique training program combines technical instruction with on-the-job experiences and upon completion, our graduates are industry-recognized as certified broadband technicians.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 200,000 servicemen and women transition into the workforce annually. That means Charter’s military hiring mission is never finished, combining virtual job fairs, apprenticeships and ongoing career support to grow and strengthen our workforce and deliver top-notch broadband, TV, voice and mobile products for our customers.
The above video includes footage recorded prior to 2020 and social distancing protocols.
With in-person hiring a challenge during the pandemic, Charter has increased its use of virtual recruiting, participating in military-focused career fairs that put job seekers in direct contact with Charter recruiters. Charter also has established partnerships with military bases and organizations such as Centurion Military Alliance, Hiring our Heroes, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Project, to help recruit veterans to its workforce throughout the company’s 41-state footprint.
More information about Charter’s efforts to recruit veterans is available here.