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Comcast, NBCUniversal Pledge To Hire 1,000 Veterans

7:19 PM, Mar 28, 2012   |    comments
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Brian Roberts, Comcast Chairman and CEO, announced this morning that his company and NBCUniversal would commit to hire 1,000 veterans as part of the Hiring our Heroes campaign.

"It's clear that the leaders of tomorrow are the youth of today. There's no better youth of today than the people who've been fighting overseas and protecting our country," Roberts told TODAY's Ann Curry.

Watch the full interview below.

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The 1,000 positions will be filled over the next three years. Comcast was one of 100 companies interviewing applicants at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Hiring our Heroes career fair today in New York City. Other events were being held online and in Chicago and Fort Hood.

Comcast's announcement comes on the heels of Capital One's pledge to work with the Chamber of Commerce to create a campaign aimed at hiring 500,000 veterans by the end of 2014. The band KISS is also looking for a veteran to hire for their summer tour with Motley Crew.

Hiring our Heroes is an initiative from NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce; to learn more about it, click here. And learn more about job fairs for veterans here.

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