Of our 2018 hires,
8.8% were veterans.
In that group
31.3% were people with disabilities.
The company is filled with veterans, so networking is usually as simple as reaching out.
Robert Adair — Manager, Network Services
At AT&T, you can do almost anything you want. I loved the opportunity to see and do many things.
Jason Porter — Senior Vice President Strategic Planning
In communities all across the country, we’re supporting the work being done for veterans, their families and their careers. And we’re proud to be part of these missions in whatever way we can, offering both our resources and abilities.
NPower is connecting veterans to training opportunities, mentors, soft skills coaching, job placement and more. In 2018, our contribution helped them reach nearly 370 under-resourced veterans and their spouses who are growing their careers in tech.read more
Job Advisor Sessions
We’re making it easier for veterans to get the information they need when launching a civilian career. With our Job Advisor Session events, we’re providing the chance to meet with our Veteran Advisors to learn more about our opportunities and culture.Register Now
Hear from the veterans who’ve used their unmatched skillsets to launch careers with us.
The similarities between military and AT&T culture are centered around morals, brand pride, the relationships that go beyond co-workers and willingness to cohesively accomplish goals. There are a lot of veterans here and it is a very supportive and positive environment just like the military. CHRIS SAMBAR — Senior Vice President of FirstNet
Transitioning to civilian life can be overwhelming. That’s why we made a timeline to point you in the right direction. Think of it as your mission itinerary for a successful start to your civilian career.
Before you join the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), there are a few things you’ll want to consider, like where you want to live or if you’ll be going back to school full time. It’s also important to know how you can translate your military skills to a civilian career.
Even with the best preparation, plans change – and that’s OK. Stay focused on your goals and use this guide to keep yourself on track based on how far out you are from separation.
- Learn about the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits
- If you’re interested, decide on a degree and research colleges
- Make an appointment with your local Transition Counselor
- Review your Pre-Separation Checklist (DD-2648)
- Attend a TAP Workshop
- Develop an Individual Transition Plan
- Begin your job search
- Learn about Military Friendly Employers and their military engagement, recruiting, support efforts and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- If you plan to go to school, consider taking CLEP exams to get your general education requirements
- Get your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
- Develop your personal and professional network. For example, LinkedIn has resources, organizations and webinars – plus, it’s a great source for career opportunities
- Learn about resume tools like the Military.com Skills Translator
- Assess your need for employment assistance programs
- Start drafting your resume
- Start applying for jobs
- Prepare for your new civilian career’s dress code
- Learn about the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
- Get to know your future hometown
- Focus on the companies you’d like to work for and their goals, history and culture
- Get a copy of your military service and medical records for the VA
- Your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is your most important document – always have multiple certified copies in a fireproof place
- Continue to network and stay involved on LinkedIn and other social sites
AT&T Veterans ERG
For veterans and non-veterans alike, the AT&T Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) is where people with a passion for serving those who served can come together. Since 1983, they’ve grown to a network of more than 10,000 strong, helping each other advance both personally and professionally.
Inside our ranks
There’s even more to the story of AT&T veterans. Find out how they’re sharing their perspectives and growing their careers.
Hiring 20,000 veterans by 2020
We’ve seen firsthand how veterans make an impact on our team. That’s why we’ve committed to adding 20,000 to our ranks by 2020.read more
Putting military training to work
JoHanna Martinez transferred her skills and perspective as a Marine into her role as our Military Talent Attraction Manager.read more
get the full diversity story
Our 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Report goes into all the details about everything we're doing to make sure every voice is heard at AT&T.check it out