Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and an ACE Group company, continues its commitment to help military veterans find meaningful employment by hosting a Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) career expo at its corporate headquarters in Glenview, Ill. This is the first time an NCOA job fair will be hosted onsite at a participating company. More than 30 additional companies will participate in the career expo, which takes place on May 6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the AON building at 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview, Ill.
In its continuing effort to assist military veterans returning to civilian life with opportunities for meaningful employment and access to other needed resources, Combined Insurance has partnered with military veteran, Lon Hodge and his service dog, Gander. Hodge is the founder of the Service Dog Education and Assistance Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and increasing access to service dogs for military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other physical and emotional disabilities. Hodge will be conducting hourly breakout sessions, sharing his experiences and providing information and education on the benefits of service dogs.
Combined Insurance has committed to hiring 4,000 vets by the end of 2016. To help reach that goal, the company is further leveraging its involvement with the NCOA, which connects experienced and diverse U.S. military talent with America's employers, by regularly participating in the organization’s nationwide career expos that are scheduled throughout this year.
Recognized as a top employer of military veterans, Combined Insurance was recently ranked 6 on G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2014 Military Friendly Employer list. More than 5,000 eligible companies compete each year for a spot on the list, which is made up of employers with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. This was the company’s third year on the list and the second consecutive year in the top 10. Over the past three years, Combined Insurance has hired more than 1,300 military veterans.
“We know that military veterans can make great employees – especially for our industry,” said Joseph Pennington, U.S. Navy retired, and military program director for Combined Insurance. “They have very desirable traits and skills – they can lead and be led, they are responsible, disciplined, hard-working, and dedicated to helping others. We are excited and look forward to meeting with and finding some excellent candidates at the NCOA career expo in Glenview.”
Combined Insurance also is a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of leading U.S. companies whose goal is to hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military vets by 2020, and uses other military recruiting resources such as TAP and Fleet and Family Support Centers, the Veterans Administration, state representatives and other local veteran organizations and military-specific job sites.
The NCOA is a congressionally chartered military non-profit 501(c)(19) organization that was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserves. It is a leader in veteran’s employment assistance and has a strong voice on Capitol Hill and with the Veterans Administration.
For more information on the company’s military veterans recruiting efforts and to view our military recruiting success story video, visit combinedinsurance.com/military.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance (www.combinedinsurance.com.) is a leading provider of supplemental accident, health and life insurance products and is a member of the ACE Group of Companies. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 10,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For more information, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit combinedinsurance.com.
ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at acegroup.com.