Orkin Commits to Hire 1,000 Veterans over the Next Five Years

Aug 08, 2013, 16:43 ET from Orkin, LLC

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin today announced its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans over the next five years. This commitment is part of the White House and First Lady's Joining Forces initiative, which ensures veterans and military families have the opportunities, resources and recognition they have earned through serving the country.

Orkin has a similar culture of discipline, professionalism, dedication and family as the military. The attitude and character displayed by the people who serve our country translates well to all aspects of Orkin.

"We have many great success stories of military veterans having great careers at Orkin," said Henry Anthony, Rollins vice president of human resources. "I am convinced we have the values, the commitment to training and development and a stable financial bearing to attract our returning heroes to our company."

"We are excited that Orkin has answered Joining Forces' call to companies to hire our military veterans," said Rich Morales, executive director of Joining Forces.  "Companies like Orkin send a strong message that they are ready to hire our troops when they complete their military service."     

Orkin has a special webpage that shows how military training can help lead to a successful career with Orkin. It includes open positions for jobs throughout the company.

About Orkin, LLC
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects. The company operates more than 400 locations with almost 8,000 employees. Using a proprietary, three-step approach, Orkin provides customized services to approximately 1.7 million homeowners and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. Orkin is committed to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods.  The company collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and help educate consumers and businesses on pest-related health threats. Learn more about Orkin at http://orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).

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