(Washington D.C., Friday, November 11, 2016) - Accenture is now the largest private-sector company to become an Employer of National Service, an initiative led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which recognizes the unique skills and experience AmeriCorps and Peace Corp alumni bring to the workforce.
Announced by President Obama at the White House in September 2014 as part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline, which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers. The announcement was made as part of Accentureâ€™s Day of Service, this year honoring Veterans Day.
Marty Rodgers, Managing Director at Accenture, discusses the companyâ€™s volunteering efforts.
WE ARE REALLY PROUD TO FACILITATE ONE OF THE LARGEST CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING EFFORTS IN THE COUNTRY. ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED EMPLOYEES ARE VOLUNTEERING AND SUPPORTING VETERANS, THE HOMELESS, FAMILY SERVICES, AND EDUCATION. COINCIDING WITH VETERANS DAY, THE PROGRAM SALUTES MILITARY AS WELL AS COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EMPHASIZES OUR COMMITMENT TO HIRE FIVE THOUSAND VETERANS AND SPOUSES BY TWENTY-TWENTY.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT NATIONAL SERVICE DEVELOPS IMPORTANT SKILLS THAT MAKE AMERICORPS AND PEACE CORPS ALUMNI PARTICULARLY VALUABLE ASSETS FOR ACCENTURE. THEY BRING PROBLEM SOLVING, A SENSE OF SHARED COMMUNITY, EMPATHY OF A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE, STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND A DEMONSTRATION OF LIVING THEIR VALUES. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR CORPORATIONS TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPACT MILITARY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE CAN MAKE IN DEVELOPING THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY WORKFORCE.
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