Comcast’s tradition of hiring and supporting the military community began with our founder, World War II U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Roberts, and has continued to today.
We’ve hired more than 15,000 veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses across Comcast NBCUniversal since 2010. We’re doubling down on our pledge, and we aim to hire 21,000 military, veterans, and spouses by 2021.
Mario Sanchez, a Marine Corps veteran and Comcast Construction Specialist in Arizona, started his career at Comcast in 2014. He credits his time in the service to who he is. Military training instills in veterans to never give up, to work as a team, and to be a leader when necessary,” he said.
“I believe in doing everything I can to the utmost of my ability,” Mario said, adding he is honored to work for a company that values servicemen and women. Military service leaves veterans with experiences that other people haven’t had and being surrounded by other veterans is beneficial.
Our company recognizes this, too. Comcast created its Veteran Network, or ‘VetNet’ as it is commonly called. VetNet, a Comcast Employee Resource Group open to everyone, champions veteran employees, their spouses, active duty members, National Guard, and military reserves. VetNet is also a base of support for members providing mentorships and events focused on professional and personal development.
As a VetNet member, Mario takes advantage of giving back, particularly to veterans in his community. Sanchez and his family recently volunteered by cooking a meal for a family at the Fisher House, which provides lodging to military and veterans’ families while a family member is hospitalized. All veterans are connected by a unique experience, Sanchez explains. “It helps to be surrounded by other veterans. We want to help each other.”
Mario’s actions reflect Comcast’s belief that service matters: service to Country; service to customers; and service to communities.
Mario Sanchez while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps