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SXSW 2018

Unique Veteran Employment Strategies

Over 200K skilled veterans enter the civilian workforce each year. Yet many see vets as only capable of entry-level roles, typecast to serving as “security guards, truck drivers, and mechanics.” How can your company go beyond “Thank you for your service” and smartly hire, retain, and promote members of the military community? Hear how four tech companies increased diversity and improved customer experience while boosting the bottom line though full-spectrum veteran programs and how you can too!

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  • David Gaulin, Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Felipe Buzaid, Veteran Engagement and Recruiting Program Manager, Facebook
  • Daniel Savage, Head of Veterans Program, LinkedIn
  • Raphael Hernandez, Senior Military Program Leader , Amazon


David Gaulin, Dir, Military & Veteran Affairs, Comcast/NBCUniversal

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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