Cisco Helps Military Veterans Find Meaningful Civilian Careers

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Cisco Helps Military Veterans Find Meaningful Civilian Careers

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:30am


Thousands of military personnel will transition from uniform to civilian life in the coming years — about 1.2 million between now and September 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

A Cisco priority is to help these men and women find meaningful jobs and educational opportunities that match their skills and interests after their service to our country is over.

One way we do this is through our annual Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) event, to be held at three Cisco campuses in California, North Carolina, and Texas on Tuesday, November 13.

This event connects active duty and transitioning military personnel with the people and resources that can help them get started on a career in the technology industry. For example, attendees will learn about how the Cisco Networking Academy can prepare them for entry-level careers, further education, and tech industry certifications.

Just last week, U.S. Veterans Magazine included Cisco on its list of Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans. Cisco is a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission — a coalition of companies committed to collectively hire 100,000 veterans by 2020 — and many of our fellow member companies made the list, too.

Are you a veteran, or do you know someone who will be transitioning from the military soon? If so, please check out these resources for employment and education:

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