This Veterans Day New York Life is proud to celebrate our service members, veterans, and military families for their service and sacrifice through a series of virtual events.
Veterans are a critical part of New York Life’s workforce and our NYL-VETS employee resource group provides mentorship, professional development, and networking opportunities for employees who are veterans and those who support our armed forces. They also assist New York Life in becoming a magnet for talented individuals with prior military service.
To celebrate Veterans Day as well as National Veterans and Military Families Month, NYL-Vets has a lineup of virtual events planned for our employees, including a virtual ceremony on Veterans Day, a conversation with veteran Dwayne Wagner, and a TedTalk discussion. In addition to this year’s events, year-round we continue to dedicate efforts to recruit veterans into the New York Life work force and foster the careers of all those employees who have served our country.
New York Life hires heroes
For many years, New York Life has emphasized the importance of helping veterans’ transition from serving our country to finding careers in the financial industry. We work with several external diversity partners to attract veterans to the company, including Hiring Our Heroes, where we offer fellowships to active military that are in the process of transitioning to civilian life.
Much outreach is done by NYL-Vets members, who represent New York Life at veterans-specific job fairs and have even developed a New Hire Onboarding Kit for Veterans, a resource for managers who interview recent vets. The kit provides specific subjects for managers to discuss during interviews with veterans, as well as advice on how to translate military experience into practical business experience.
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