Sears Holdings event to highlight efforts to help veterans transition to civilian workforce
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Holdings Corp. is honoring members of the armed forces with an inaugural "Invite a Veteran to Work Day" at its headquarters and nearly 2,000 stores next month.
The event will take place on Nov. 6 at the retailer's Hoffman Estates, Ill., headquarters and at 1,800 Sears and Kmart stores across the country. At each event, the company will honor the veterans; provide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the company's operations; and share how they can transition into the civilian workforce and prepare themselves for a career with the company.
"We recognize the key role the veteran community plays in the workforce as evidenced by our 30,000 veteran associates, many of whom are still serving in the National Guard and the Reserve forces," Sears Holdings VP talent acquisition and diversity Sherry Nolan-Schultz said. "We invite all veterans to join us on this unique day to learn more about our company, career opportunities and workforce re-entry strategies."