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  • 1. Waste Management Partners With Hire Heroes USA To Help End VeteranUnemploymentVeteran-friendly Waste Management pledges financial and ongoing support to assist in HireHeroes USA’sefforts in 2011.Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 -- Hire Heroes USA is committed to serving our Nation’s veteransthrough job search training and assistance. Essential to our mission – and to keep our services free for veterans -is the generosity and support of private individuals and corporate partners, such as Waste Management.“Waste Management, through its donation of employee time, corporate funds, and its emphasis on hiringveterans, continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the men and women that have served. We arehonored to be a recipient of this donation, and look forward to an even closer partnership with WasteManagement in 2011”, says Nathan Smith, Deputy Director of Hire Heroes USA.Waste Management has been impressed and deeply touched by the significance of the outreach provided toservice members by HHUSA, and will be supporting this cause by donating $2,500. In addition to financialsupport, Waste Management works on a daily basis to help transitioning veterans find new careers by partneringwith HHUSA on a number of projects. These projects include:1. The direct placement of HHUSA veterans into Waste Management positions.2. Waste Management recruiters conduct informational employment transition webinars with HHUSA Veterans.3. Wes Reel, the Military Recruiting and Outreach Director for Waste Management, has personally participatedas a hands-on veteran mentor during two Wounded Warrior Transition Assistance Workshops held in 2010 atTwenty Nine Palms, California (Wounded Warriors Regiment) and Fort Gordon, Georgia (Army WoundedWarrior Battalion).“Making our environment safe and the waste process more efficient are things we think about every day atWaste Management. To stay number one in our industry, we need people who are bright, have a sense ofurgency and a natural drive to tackle the complexities that come with making the world a better place. At WMone in 12 of our employees is a military veteran and/or active guard/reserve member. We appreciate allveterans’ contributions to their country and are particularly proud of the 3,600 veterans who help make WasteManagement not only an industry leader, but also a top military friendly employer.”- David Steiner-CEO, WasteManagement, Inc.About Hire Heroes USA:Hire Heroes USA’s(HHUSA) mission is to offer transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placementservices to those who have honorably served in the US military – and to their spouses – in order to reduceveteran unemployment. HHUSA prioritizes veterans statistically most likely to be unemployed: veterans ofOperations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, and veterans that are wounded or disabled.As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HHUSA’sservices are provided at no cost to the veteran.PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb
  • 2. About Waste Management:Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive wastemanagement services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer,recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner ofwaste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers includeresidential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.One population that is important to WM is the military. Our commitment is through action, not words. We offerpay differential to reserve and guard employees activated to duty and student veterans can work for us asinterns while attending college. You will recognize us at military job fairs, in the military media, and in ouroutreach efforts to military support organizations, active duty, disabled and demobilizing or transitioningguard/reserve service members. WM hires a veteran every day of the year and our employees who are veteransmake tremendous contributions at every level in our company. WM is proud to be recognized as a MilitaryTimes “Best For Vets” Employer and G.I. Jobs “Top Military Friendly” Employer.General Facts1. 3,600 military veterans employed at WM representing one in twelve employees2. A veteran is hired at WM every day of the year (33 per month)3. A disabled veteran was hired every 16.5 days, representing 6% of all veteran hires4. Still Serving-Eight employees per month took some form of military service related leave of absence5. WM extends pay differential to reserve and guard employees activated to duty6. We have over one thousand job openings and we want veterans to know that we want them to work for WasteManagement.### Page 2/3If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimerappears here - PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb
  • 3. Contact InformationA. HerbstHire Heroes USAhttp://www.hireheroesusa.org678-323-2593Online Web 2.0 VersionYou can read the online version of this press release here. Page 3/3If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimerappears here - PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb