Safelite AutoGlass Amplifies Efforts to be a Military-Friendly Employer
Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest vehicle glass repair and replacement company in the U.S., has joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Each company has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices.
Together, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have already hired 161,752 veterans, exceeding the original goal earlier than planned. Building on this momentum, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has now doubled its commitment. In total, the companies plan to hire a total of 200,000 by 2020.
“We are honored and delighted to participate in the 100,000 Jobs Mission at Safelite” said Natalie Crede, Safelite’s Senior Vice President of People and Learning Development. “First and foremost, we are extremely thankful to our military men and women, and their families, for serving our country and providing and protecting the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. Too many of our veterans are unemployed and we feel a sense of responsibility to be part of the solution. We also recognize that this is a terrific avenue for us in terms of finding talented people whose values and skillsets match what we look for in our organization.”
As a rapidly growing company, Safelite has been proactively building their talent pipeline by attending military recruitment events and establishing relationships with organizations such as Wounded Warriors. This year alone, the company has hired more than 250 veterans, with hopes to increase that number.
“At Safelite, we are a people-focused company,” Crede added. “We recognize our performance is powered by our people, who deliver service excellence through integrity, commitment, teaming, expertise and drive for extraordinary results. Hiring veterans with these traits just makes sense and is the right thing to do for our customers, our business and our nation.”
To learn more about starting a career at Safelite, visit SafeliteCareers.com.
About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs approximately 11,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.3 million customers annually. For more information, visit Safelite.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.