#PoweredByJobs: WorkSource helps Comcast hire thousands of veterans and spouses

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

As partners in Washington’s WorkSource system and the American Job Center Network, the Employment Security Department helps people – unemployed or not – find new jobs and learn new skills. We help them experience the life-changing Power of a Job. We also work with businesses to help them find employees because we know they’re Powered by Jobs.

This week we’re sharing a Powered by Jobs story featuring Mark Brown from the Comcast Service Center in Lynnwood. The Employment Security Department honored Comcast with the coveted Hire-a-Vet Award in 2017 for its support of the YesVets hiring program. Comcast used WorkSourceWA.com to promote job openings and attended numerous veteran-focused hiring events in Snohomish County in 2017. As a result, the company’s Washington Recruiting Region was named No. 1 in the nation with Comcast.

I’m Mark Brown, director of talent for Comcast here in Washington. In 2015, Comcast made a commitment to hire 10,000 military veterans and spouses by March of 2018 and we’re almost there.

By mid-January 2018, Comcast had hired more than 9,500 military veterans and family members. Because WorkSource is committed to getting veterans and spouses hired, they’re a key partner to helping accomplish this goal. We use them to:

  • Provide important labor market data to find specific candidate populations
  • Perform training for candidates who need it
  • Use their deep connections with local, state and nonprofit organizations to aggregate our recruiting efforts.

Also, because of our partnership, we know where and when the best job fairs are happening and which candidates we should be talking to.

If you don’t use the WorkSource business services team as part of your talent acquisition strategy, I’d encourage you to take a look at it. The strategy has definitely helped us achieve our goals and we’re looking forward to the partnership as we go forward.

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