As an employee of Palo Alto Networks as well as a retired Major General of the U.S. Army, I am thrilled to share that Palo Alto Networks has been named a 2022 Military Friendly® Employer. This award, announced today on Veterans Day, is given to…
Palo Alto Networks Recognized for Supporting Veterans
Author: Keith Pierce and Nabih Numair, VETS Net ENG Co-Leads
As we observe Veterans Day in the United States, we are proud to announce that we have been recognized again as a Military-Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly Employer. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to supporting U.S. military veterans as they transition into civilian careers.
The awards are more than just a badge of honor. They reflect our ongoing dedication to providing military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities, recognizing their unique skills and experiences, and facilitating a seamless transition into civilian life. To earn these awards, we've demonstrated a strong commitment to hiring, training and retaining veterans.
Here are a few of the initiatives that make us a leader in empowering veterans in the workforce:
VETS Net Veterans Employee Network Group
Our VETS Net veterans employee network group plays a crucial role in supporting veterans in our organization. This group provides a sense of community, offering mentorship, networking opportunities and a platform for veterans to share their experiences and support veterans inside and outside Palo Alto Networks. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, we ensure veterans have the resources they need to succeed.
Skills Translation Assistance
We understand that transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce can be challenging. To bridge this gap, we offer skills translation assistance. We work closely with veterans to help them identify how their military skills and experiences align with our job requirements, making it easier for them to find a suitable position within our company.
Military Leave and Benefits
At Palo Alto Networks, we value the contributions of our employees who are called to active duty. We provide robust military leave and benefits that go beyond legal requirements, ensuring that our employees have peace of mind when they need to fulfill their military obligations.
Mentorship and Training
Our commitment to veterans extends to providing ongoing mentorship and training. Professional growth is essential and something we value highly for all our employees at Palo Alto Networks. We invest in our veteran employees' development, offering them opportunities to expand their skills and advance their careers.
Recruitment and Outreach
We participate in military job fairs and outreach programs to connect with talented transitioning U.S. military and veterans. Our recruiters are trained to understand the unique qualifications and experiences veterans bring to the table, making sure they're placed in roles where they can thrive. We support veterans charities and volunteer with organizations to help veterans outside Palo Alto Networks.
Today’s awards, as well as our recognition earlier this week as a 2023 Military Times Best for Vets Employer, are a source of great pride for Palo Alto Networks, but also a reminder of the responsibility we have to continue supporting veterans. We pledge to maintain our commitment to these initiatives and explore new ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Our goal is not just to hire veterans but to empower them to thrive in their careers and contribute their unique skills to our mission of protecting our digital way of life. As we look toward the future, we remain dedicated to making Palo Alto Networks a place where veterans can build meaningful, rewarding and successful careers.
Learn more about opportunities for veterans at Palo Alto Networks and check out our military skills translator here.
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