(NYSE: HUM) announced today it has surpassed its goal of hiring 1,000 U.S. military veterans and/or their spouses by mid-2014. Humana made the hiring commitment in August 2011 as part of President Obama’s challenge to U.S. employers to hire 100,000 veterans and/or their spouses over the following three years.
“A focused, company-wide effort enabled Humana to reach this milestone and surpass our initial hiring goal,” said Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana. “Based on Humana’s experience partnering in multiple ways with the U.S. armed forces, we know that veterans and veteran spouses offer unique skills and insights that contribute significantly to fulfilling our dream of helping people achieve lifelong well-being.”
Given the success of the veteran-hiring effort at Humana, the company will now work to hire an additional 1,000 military veterans and/or their spouses over the next two years, showcasing Humana’s continuing commitment to supporting the men and women of the U.S. military.
“Humana is honoring the extraordinary service of our military and stepping up to answer the President’s call to action by hiring over 1,000 veterans and spouses a full year ahead of their goal,” said U.S. Navy Captain Todd Veazie, Executive Director of Joining Forces, Office of the First Lady, The White House. “Like so many great companies supporting the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, Humana’s increased commitment affirms the value they place in our military, veterans and military spouses. Because no one who has fought for our country should fight for a job when they come home.”
“Humana has a long history of working with the military and we understand the needs of veterans and their families. That’s why we chose to join the national effort to boost veteran recruitment and hiring,” said Tim McClain, President of Humana Government Business. “This is also why we are now pledging to hire an additional 1,000 veterans and/or their spouses over the next two years.”