By Marty Nevshemal, Sprint executive sponsor of the VETS ERG and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day – a day to honor those who have served and are serving in the United States military. On Veterans Day, we give thanks to those who serve and sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedom.
Sprint has a long history of supporting veterans through internal programs and hiring processes. Sprint’s military recruitment program focuses on hiring veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and helping active military and their spouses or other family members with the transition to civilian life. The Veteran Employee Resource group (VETS) is a member-based community within Sprint that focuses on the veteran experience for both employees and community. The group has more than 800 active members in 38 states.
Sprint’s VETS ERG members include formerly active duty and reserve members from every branch of service and employees who have not served in the military but are interested in veteran issues and/or supporting the military. Members of the VETS ERG help drive profitability in part through using their military expertise to ensure that military-focused marketing strategies hit the mark. Members actively volunteer for local community veteran events across the country.
Sprint provides a special discount on service to those who serve. Veterans and active military personnel get 15 percent off select data rate plans (applies to new and existing customers).For example, a family of four can share 10GB of data for $85 per month (regularly $100 per month). Customers simply need to provide their military/DOD ID or other proof of service to receive their military discount when visiting a Sprint store. Visit www.sprint.com/save
to find out more about the Sprint Discount Program.
Our commitment to hiring military veterans and offering great benefits for military employees and their families has received widespread recognition. G.I. Jobs recently named Sprint to its Military Friendly Employer list for the tenth year in a row. And 2015 marks the seventh year that Civilian Jobs has named Sprint a Most Valuable Employer for Military.