ATLANTA (March 24, 2014) – The American Cancer Society announced a commitment today to hire 200 veterans and military spouses in 2014 as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign with Capital One.
The American Cancer Society will work with the U.S. Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes program to help fulfill the commitment over the course of the year. Talent Strategy Recruiters will participate in Hiring Our Heroes job fairs nationwide and as an employer in its Resume Engine tool, which includes a database of thousands of veteran resumes.
“The American Cancer Society is committed to welcoming veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to our family, giving them the opportunity to use their skills and experience to continue to make a difference and save lives –this time in the fight against cancer,” said John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. “Military veterans embody the honor, passion, and leadership skills that we value in our employees.”
“We are thrilled to see the American Cancer Society step up to the plate and make a significant commitment to hire veterans and military spouses,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. “We hope the American Cancer Society’s pledge will inspire other employers and nonprofits across the country to follow suit and commit to hire some of the most talented men and women our nation has to offer.”
American Cancer Society team members, diverse in many ways and from many different backgrounds, are unified by their dedication to saving lives from cancer and in their passion for having a purpose-driven, fulfilling career with the Society.
“The four years I spent in the U.S. Army prepared me for each and every position that I have held during my 13-year career with the Society,” said Jocelyn Davis, managing director, enterprise governance at the American Cancer Society. “My time as an active duty soldier instilled all of the traits that I believe have made me successful in my professional career – ambition, drive and tenacity, work-ethic, determination, and self-confidence.”
The Society offers a variety of full- and part-time opportunities in offices across the country that appeal to individuals of different skills, interests, and levels of experience. To find out more, visit Careers for Military Veterans on cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will take positive action to continually ensure equal opportunity to our employees and to our applicants in the conduct of all business activities.