Got Your 6 Highlights Veteran Employment with “Veteran Hiring Week” Presented by Wells Fargo

  Got Your 6 Highlights Veteran Employment with “Veteran Hiring Week”
  Presented by Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo Pledges to Veterans, ‘I’ve Got Your Back,’ with $1 million
                          sponsorship of Got Your 6

    Kicks off Joint Effort to Help Veteran Employment, Including Launch of
                   Entertainment Industry Online Job Portal

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- March 25, 2013

In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back” and Wells Fargo
demonstrates this sentiment through a $1 million sponsorship of Got Your 6,
the entertainment industry-backed campaign devoted to changing the
conversation around military veterans in America such that veterans and
military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate
our community.

This two-year commitment to the Got Your 6 campaign will kick off with the
first ever “Veteran Hiring Week”, which is taking place March 25^th – 29^th
and is presented by Wells Fargo. The series of initiatives are in Los Angeles
and New York City and include two job fairs for veterans and their family
members. These events will highlight the benefits of hiring veterans and their
family members into the American workforce.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support our nation’s returning veterans and their
families,” said Brian McCullough, Wells Fargo Military Affairs program
manager. “By embracing and sponsoring the mission of Got Your 6, we are
furthering our commitment to making a significant impact on the lives of men
and women who have served our country so well.”

The sponsorship of Got Your 6 is in addition to Wells Fargo’s previous $35
million commitment to military members and veterans, which includes real
estate owned (REO) property donations and support to qualifying nonprofits,
hiring and mentoring initiatives, customized financial education efforts, and
funds for philanthropic donations and sponsorships.

Within the next five years, more than 1 million servicemen and women will be
returning home, bringing with them the valuable skills and abilities from
their time in service. With “Veteran Hiring Week,” Got Your 6 and Wells Fargo
are affirming that now, more than ever, our nation has the opportunity to
embrace and empower returning veterans to become leaders in workplaces across
the country.

"We are grateful to Wells Fargo for their sponsorship of Got Your 6 and for
their unwavering commitment to returning veterans," said Chris Marvin,
Managing Director of Got Your 6. "This collaboration will help Got Your 6
address veteran employment and further our work to empower veterans to become
leaders in communities nationwide.”

Got Your 6 and Wells Fargo will begin the week at a luncheon in Los Angeles on
Monday, March 25^th. The collaborative effort that is “Veteran Hiring Week” is
made possible through the generous support of Wells Fargo and reinforces the
mission of Got Your 6 to bridge the civilian-military divide by increasing
awareness that veterans and military families are civic assets and leaders who
will reinvigorate our communities and in turn, our workplaces. Wells Fargo
will also have recruiters on hand at the job fairs and other hiring events.
Joining Wells Fargo, lead partners for the week’s events are: Auto Club
Speedway, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, NBCUniversal, Spike TV, and
Goodwill Industries International, Got Your 6’s national activation partner.

As part of ”Veteran Hiring Week” on Monday, March 25^th Got Your 6 will help
launch, in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes
program, a job portal designed to help fill entertainment industry jobs by
veterans. Studios, networks, production companies, talent agencies and guilds
can now post available jobs that would be a good fit for the skill sets of
veterans and their families. Some key features include:

  *The portal will be advertised directly to the military community through
    online and on-air channels, as well as through hiring fairs and exclusive
    networking events in major cities.
  *Unlike most job portals, this site will also feature a special tool called
    "Fast Track" designed tocreatecritical paths to
    meaningfulemploymentand showservice membershow to use their GI Bill
    benefits to earn qualifications and credentials to land the good-paying
    job they seek.
  *The portal will include original content created bypractitionersin the
    entertainment community providing advice and resources to veteran
    jobseekers.

This portal, which has been designed with feedback and direction from
entertainment industry human resource teams, will make hiring veterans easier
in the entertainment industry. With a centralized platform for jobs across the
industry, this job portal challenges other American industries to value
veterans as assets to their workplaces.

Other events comprising “Veteran Hiring Week” include:

Sunday, March 24^th – NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 featuring Got Your 6

Monday, March 25^th – Sponsorship Luncheon, Launch of Entertainment Industry
Portal

Tuesday, March 26^th – Los Angeles Hiring Fair with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, March 27^th – New York City Hiring Fair with U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Foundation and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, March 28^th – Launch of Spike Small Business Veteran Hiring
Competition

Friday, March 29^th – Goodwill Southern California Veteran Initiative Bus Tour

For more information regarding these events please visit:
http://www.beckmedia.net/mnr/gotyour6/.

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6  is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such
that veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who
will reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources
of the top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with
the expertise and commitment of more than two dozen non-profit organizations.
Got Your 6 also enjoys the support of organizations such as Goodwill
Industries. Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial
service commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of
veterans into civilian life. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org. Be
the Change, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the
organizing body and fiscal agent for Got Your 6.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and
headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance,
investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than
9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in
more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in
the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves
one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked
No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells
Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them
succeed financially.

Contact:

Got Your 6
Megan Haverland, 310-300-4800
Megan@beckmedia.com
or
Wells Fargo
Lisa Westermann, 415-845-7759
Lisa.b.westermann@wellsfargo.com
 
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