DaVita Honors Service Members’ Contributions This Veterans Day
November 11, 2013 | Press Releases
DaVita’s recruitment efforts help military veterans and their spouses find gainful employment. As a member of MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership) since 2011, DaVita has made a commitment to help match veterans and their spouses with jobs within the company. DaVita also supports numerous virtual job fairs designed for veterans and uses the Heroes2Hired.com job portal as part of the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) Employment Initiative Program.
“DaVita is proud of its ongoing commitment to welcoming military veterans and their families into ‘the DaVita Village,’” said Laura Mildenberger, chief people officer at DaVita. “Through our programs designed to honor and support veterans, we can give back to a community of people that have already shown a great commitment to this country.”
On Veterans Day, DaVita teammates across the country will be celebrating the veterans in their life and commemorating them for their service.
In recent years, DaVita has implemented programs designed to honor veterans throughout the year with special recognition on Veterans Day. DaVita’s Village Veterans program allows new teammates to receive mentorship from company leaders to help transition them into their new role. DaVita offers current and former military members the opportunity for personal development through a private course. The Star Troopers program honors current members of the military by assembling care packages and writing thank-you notes for those serving overseas.
“During my 14 years as a DaVita teammate, I have been in awe of the corporate support provided to members of the armed forces,” said Bill Hyland, director of health care planning and retired Army reserve member. “The recognition DaVita receives is a culmination of thousands of teammates participating in many projects to support our citizen soldiers.”
DaVita and its teammates have been recognized for their support of military veterans, their spouses, and guard and reserve members. Awards won include: “Best for Vets Employers” by Military Times EDGE Magazine; G.I. Jobs “Top 100 Military Friendly Employers;” Military Spouse Magazine’s “Military Friendly Spouse Employer;” “Most Valuable Employer” by Civilianjobs.com; and the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.