This time of year is dedicated to remembrance. We remember those who paid the ultimate price, honor those who have served in the armed forces, and appreciate the sacrifices of military spouses and family members. These holidays include Armed Forces Day, Anzac Day and Memorial Day.
While reflecting on the freedoms secured by their efforts, it’s important for us to remember to serve those who have served us.
At Sealed Air, we are dedicated to supporting veterans around the world. Our Veterans Network includes employees who have either served in the military or are interested in supporting veterans. The network seeks to develop a culture where employees are valued for their military experience, facilitate community among veteran employees and support veterans in the communities we serve.
In 2017, Sealed Air committed to hiring veterans into five percent of all open positions at our Global Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. for the coming year. Since January, we’ve hired veterans into more than seven percent of open roles in Charlotte and into an average of 13 percent of open roles throughout the company across the United States.
But taking care of our veterans is a team effort. This is why we support organizations such as Hope For The Warriors®, Veterans Bridge Home and Patriots Path in their missions to prepare veterans for the transition into the civilian workplace. Most recently, Sealed Air hosted Patriots Path’s post-military career transition course for the second consecutive year.
I encourage you to join us and take time to remember and recognize those who have served and to thank a veteran for their service. As a retired member of the U.S. Army, it means more to us than you know.