Nationwide and GEICO are reaffirming their support and resources for plans to hire more U.S. military veterans in various roles.
Nationwide plans to hire at least another 1,000 additional military veterans by the end of 2020, the insurer’s second initiative of its kind over the last few years. And the Warren Buffett-owned GEICO noted its plan to recruit more veterans to train them for careers in the information technology industry, even if they lack prior experience in the field.
Nationwide, an Ohio-based property/casualty insurer, last set the 1,000-veteran hiring goal in 2012, and met this in April. The insurer said it is doing so again, in part because of the experience veterans bring to the table.
“Veterans bring a wealth of experience to the company,” Nationwide Chief Administrative Officer Gale King said in prepared remarks. “Having a diverse workforce is a priority to us. Veterans bring strong leadership, integrity, teamwork, and, in return, this provides a way for our company to give back to those who have served in our country.”
Plans call for hiring veterans to fill a number of roles in multiple office locations around the country. New hires will fill both existing positions and newly-created job slots, a spokesperson confirmed to Carrier Management via email.
GEICO, meanwhile, confirmed plans to recruit more veterans for its IT Professional Development program, an initiative launched last year to train veterans for IT jobs, even if they lack IT experience. Veterans who have previous technology experience are also encouraged to apply. The 120moth training program offers veterans comprehensive IT training, mentoring and hands-on technical experience.
GEICO operates the program at its Chevy Chase, Md.-based headquarters.
“Supporting our veterans has always been one of GEICO’s core values,” GEICO Corporate Recruiter Peter Belin said in prepared remarks.
Nationwide is encouraging members of the military and veterans to learn more about Nationwide by visiting its career page to look at possible career opportunities, and submit applications online a the company’s carreers page, GEICO said that applicant-veterans interested in its IT program should visit the company’s technology careers page.
Sources: Nationwide, GEICO