Support for Our Military and Veterans
Videos Honoring Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
- Hiring Veterans
- Philanthropy and Collaboration
- Related News
Hiring Veterans Returning Home and Supporting Our Deployed Employees
Every year, AT&T hires hundreds of military veterans to join our team. The self-discipline, teamwork and skills gained in military service are valuable to AT&T, where many of those same values are part of our everyday culture.
G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized AT&T as one of the Top 50 Most Military-Friendly Employers for seven consecutive years. Electronic Recruiting Exchange recently recognized AT&T’s program as the Best Military Talent Program.
Military Talent Attraction Manger
We have developed a program to educate managers across AT&T on the benefits of hiring military veterans. Our Military Talent Attraction Manager Chris Norton translates military terms for his fellow hiring managers and helps veterans seeking jobs in the corporate world translate their military skills to match corporate needs.
Military Skills Translator
We launched a Military Skills Translator that allows veterans to use their current Military Occupation Code/Military Occupation Specialty to find out what civilian jobs at AT&T could be a good fit for them.
We’re dedicated to serving the needs of veterans once they’ve returned from serving our country. Through our Career4Vets Job Search Advisor Program, more than 700 transitioning veterans have received job search guidance from approximately 200 AT&T veterans. Through the Veterans Talent Network, AT&T also provides veterans with a newsletter and texts regarding information on openings and events. We provide localized job notifications to all branches of the military through military transition offices, military alumni programs and career fairs focused on veterans.
Veteran Employee Group
Through our veteran employee group, our more than 4,000 members pursue activities that support veteran and military causes. We develop relationships with the local Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserve (ESGR) to provide community support for our veterans being called into service and for the many employees who have family members currently serving.
Other Recruitment Programs
We aggressively recruit top military talent through a variety of programs, including our Leadership Development Program, and by working with key military groups and associations such the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Hire Heroes USA, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success and states’ veterans’ agencies and commissions. We also provide localized job notifications to all branches of the military through military transition offices, military alumni programs and career fairs focused on veterans.
Additionally, in 2010 AT&T and Alorica launched AloricaCares, a customer care program staffed entirely by veterans with disabilities.
Active Duty Employees
When called to serve our country, the last thing a military employee should have to worry about is whether or not their job will still be there when they return, and if their family will be provided for.
We offer peace of mind for our military employees by providing them differential pay and other benefits for their families while deployed. We also guarantee a job when they return that is at the same level or above the job they left when deployed.
Philanthropy and Collaboration
AT&T is dedicated to giving back to the brave men and women who give so much for us. To date, we’ve built more than 100 calling centers in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan and have donated more than $9 million worth of prepaid calling cards for military personnel.
Our employees and retirees are also committed to supporting our troops with hundreds of them participating in the AT&T Pioneers, one of the largest industry-sponsored military support volunteer organizations in the country. AT&T Pioneers collect cell phones, prepare and send thousands of care packages to troops serving overseas, greet soldiers at airports and host various events to recognize the sacrifice of military members and their families.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers was started in April 2004 by Brittany Bergquist and her brother Robbie, then 12 and 13 years old. With the support of AT&T and cell phone donations by its customers, the nonprofit has generated more than $3 million to help connect soldiers to their families back home.
Our “Operation Hand Salute” program helps disabled veteran-owned businesses develop the tools and expertise to win large corporate contracts. The program matches participants with mentors and connects them with industry experts and community leaders, including AT&T executives.
We have relationships with Tip of the Arrow, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and states’ Veterans’ agencies and commissions.
AT&T to Provide 5,000 Career Opportunities for Veterans
Dallas, Texas, April 30, 2013
AT&T and CGI Create Job Opportunities for Texas Veterans
Dallas, Texas and Fairfax, Virginia, March 6, 2013
G.I. Jobs Names AT&T to Top 100 List of Military Friendly Employers
Dallas, Texas, November 12, 2012
AT&T Operation Hand Salute Mentees Graduate from National 11-Week Entrepreneur Program
Dallas, Texas, September 18, 2012
GI Jobs Names AT&T to List of Top 100 Military Friendly Employers
Dallas, Texas, November 15, 2011
AT&T Employees Honor National Day of Service and Remembrance Through Volunteerism in Their Communities
Dallas, Texas, September 7, 2011
AT&T Supports Military Men and Women During 2011 AT&T National Through Donation of Ten Thousand Prepaid Calling Cards
Dallas, Texas, June 28, 2011
AT&T Government Solutions Connects Military Servicemen and Women with Family and Friends
Oakton, Virginia, June 2, 2011
AT&T Pioneers and Cell Phones For Soldiers Connect Military Families for Valentine's Day
Norwell, Massachusetts, February 15, 2011
AT&T to Offer Wireless Trade-In Option Across Retail Locations
Dallas, Texas, February 2, 2011
Helping Heroes Home:
Watch this video to learn more about this great initiative AT&T supports.