Head of Military Programs & Veterans Affairs
Verizon was seeking a recruiting solution that would allow them to engage the entire military community, in real time, and in a cost effective, efficient, and sensible manner. Veteran Recruiting provided Verizon with access to thousands of transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses through the virtual career fair platform. Verizon has been a partner in the VR virtual career fairs since 2012, and has increased their level of sponsorship each year.
Verizon is a network leader. In wireless, we offer the largest 4G LTE network in America and the nation’s largest high-speed 3G network. For residential customers, Verizon FiOS is America’s largest 100% fiber-optic network to the home, providing the nation’s fastest, most consistent and most reliable Internet service, as well as TV with the best picture quality. For large businesses, Verizon is a global IP leader, operating one of the worlds’ most connected public Internet backbone networks, delivering solutions that let customers securely connect, communicate and collaborate around the globe.
What role do you play in adding talent to Verizon?
I lead the strategic development and implementation of Verizon’s National Military Outreach and Recruitment programs. Integrating innovative technologies and creative concepts that promote career opportunities to the right audiences in a cost-effective manner. Leveraging key partnerships, higher cause employment branding and supporting programs that are aligned with the hiring of US Veterans, Transitioning Military, Military Spouses, Wounded Warriors and the Disabled.
Prior to working with Veteran Recruiting how did your company recruit veterans?
We used more traditional methods such as job boards, advertorials, and hiring events.
What made you decide to work with Veteran Recruiting?
We were looking to explore ways to become more high-touch, continually engaged, and save money. VR offered what we were looking for all at once.
How would you describe the customer service with Veteran Recruiting?
Honestly speaking… it has been excellent! I get what I need when I need it. Period. I especially like the tutorials offered every time we have new recruiters who seeking to recruit new candidates in our virtual booth
How many veterans have you hired since working with Veteran Recruiting?
We have hired over 2,000 veterans and military spouses, and look forward to hiring thousands more!
What would you say to other companies who are considering Veteran Recruiting for their military recruiting programs
I would say don’t over-think it. It is a no-brainer. Try it out and see it for yourself. If hiring veterans is something your company is committed to, this is one investment that you will not regret at all.
Verizon Results in Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs
- More than 17,000 visitors to the Verizon booth in 2014
- Verizon has hired more than 2,000 veterans since partnering with Veteran Recruiting
- Verizon has participated in 17 virtual career fairs since 2013
- Verizon has utilized their virtual booth to host a standalone virtual career fair to recruit cell technicians nationwide, and met with more than 300 attendees in just 2 hours