IRVING, Texas, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BT Americas Inc. today announced that it is working with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to offer pro-bono consultancy on teleworking technologies to organizations interested in hiring wounded warriors or geographically dispersed veterans.
According to the Department of Defense, as of September 23, 2011, 46,288 service members have been wounded in action, sustaining single and dual physical and hidden wounds of war.
"There are many companies across the United States that want to increase veteran hiring but are unsure of how to offer a work environment that can accommodate wounded warriors," said Col Kevin A. Turnbo, Commander, 254th Combat Communications Group, USAF. "BT has a history of helping its customers understand teleworking technologies and using the technology in its own business practices."
For companies looking to hire wounded warriors or veterans in remote locations, BT and BWF will be hosting a webinar May 23 and June 13, 2012 on teleworking technologies. BWF will take companies through the profile of wounded warriors, explaining the benefits of hiring veterans in their workforce. BT will highlight various teleworking technologies that BT and other companies are using to enable veterans to maximize their contribution to a company's success.
To attend a webinar on "Empowering Service Members' Transition to the Civilian Workforce: Using teleworking solutions to re-engage the post-9/11 Veteran in today's global and virtual economy", please register for one of the events by going to a URL listed:
Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 08:00 AM PDT
Duration: 2 hours
Registration URL: https://cossprereg.btci.com/prereg/key.process?key=PG76QEPCY
Date: June 13, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 2 hours
Registration URL: https://cossprereg.btci.com/prereg/key.process?key=P7J8EV7PE
"Having a job and being able to support a family has a huge impact on an individual's mental and physical well-being," said Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. "We are delighted to partner with BT to identify innovative ways to help injured service members engage in meaningful work."
Kim McMann, President, US and Canada, BT Global Services, said: "BT is uniquely qualified to share our expertise for the betterment of companies seeking to engage US military veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country, both with the technology needed to support remote working, and with the business practices required to make it work well."
About The Bob Woodruff Foundation:
The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically. Through a public education movement called ReMIND.org, the Bob Woodruff Foundation helps educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war — especially the 1 in 5 service members who have sustained hidden injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury and Combat Stress, including Post Traumatic Stress, Depression and Anxiety — and empowers communities nationwide to take action. Across the country, the Bob Woodruff Foundation collaborates with other organizations and experts to identify and solve issues related to the return of service members from combat to civilian life and invests in programs that connect our troops to the help they need — from individual needs like physical accommodations, medical care and counseling, to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested over $10.5 million, impacting more than 1,000,000 service members, support personnel, veterans and their families nationwide.
For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation please visit www.ReMIND.org
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