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Discover Bank Provides Jobs for Military Veterans with New Work-at-Home Program
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Discover Bank Provides Jobs for Military Veterans with New Work-at-Home Program12:30 EDT Tuesday, May 28, 2013
DOVER, Del. (Business Wire) -- Discover Bank and Delaware's Congressional Delegation of U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney recognized the first group of employees to join a new Discover work-at-home jobs program for military personnel and their family members at a ceremony today at Dover Air Force Base.
Discover's work-at-home program provides training, resources and job opportunities for new employees seeking careers within the financial services industry. In addition to training, Discover supplies each new employee with the proper equipment and installation support to ensure a successful working environment at home. The new employees' work will be coordinated out of Discover's New Castle call center. Recruitment efforts for the new program focus on military personnel and their family members from the Dover Air Force Base and those associated with the base in the surrounding area.
“Discover is committed to helping veterans and their families secure rewarding, flexible and full-time employment opportunities in our community,” said Jim Roszkowski, president of Discover Bank. “We appreciate the help of Dover Air Force Base and Senator Carper as we actively work to attract, develop and retain veterans, reservists and military spouses.”
Discover's new program addresses a need to connect military personnel with skilled, flexible and local employment opportunities while also addressing Discover's growing business needs. Discover Bank is reviewing plans to extend the program to other military bases as it provides veterans with the flexibility in where and how they work.
“I was proud to be able to connect Discover Bank to the skilled workforce here at Dover Air Force Base,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “I've long believed that one of the best things you can do for someone is to help them find a good job. This program is a win-win because it helps provide military families with the opportunity to be trained and employed close to or in their own homes, allowing them to stay near their community and close to their children.”
“The financial services sector offers enormous professional opportunities here in Delaware, and Discover's program is creatively helping more Delawareans to take advantage of them,” Senator Chris Coons said. “The work-at-home program gives our talented neighbors the chance at a career that works around the time constraints of a busy schedule. For military spouses, especially, that flexibility can make all the difference. I applaud Discover for launching this program, and congratulate the first class of employees on completing their training.”
“The men and women serving in our military make sacrifices for our country every day. They deserve to know that when they come home, their service will be recognized, and that while they're away serving their country, their families are being looked after,” said Congressman Carney. “Discover has realized that hiring military families and veterans is both the right thing to do, and adds skilled, knowledgeable employees to its workforce. Congratulations to this first class of new hires graduating today. I look forward to seeing many more come through this program.”
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.
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