Making a Difference for Veterans

09/23/2014  | 

Alorica’s executive team has always had passion and commitment to hire those who were willing to sacrifice their lives for our country. The AloriCares initiative was created three years ago as a work-at-home disabled veterans’ program for a telecommunications’ client. After thoughtful review, this initiative has transformed into more than a jobs’ program.

According to the Council of Economic Advisers, since September 2001, more than 10 percent, or over 246,000, veterans are currently unemployed. Most of these veterans are from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; many returning with physical and or mental disabilities. A large portion of these men and women has minimal work experience that would be relevant for today’s corporate environment. Many, also, possess only a high school diploma or a general education degree (GED).

The AloriCares diversity initiative was formed to support American lives by connecting business opportunity and military talent in local communities. Recruiting efforts and on-boarding have been enhanced to be more laser-focused within our military communities. We are identifying and meeting more veterans in person within military bases and within Alorica. Our training programs give newly hired veterans a fresh set of skills that provide confidence and competency to perform well in their professional roles.

In addition, we have created a mentoring program. Executives within Alorica assist new hires under the initiative by providing one-on-one coaching and development as they go through their transition from military into civilian life. The interaction with executive leadership has proven to reduce turnover and build confidence in prospective new leaders. Andy Lee, Chairman and CEO of Alorica, said, “Everyone needs a champion. This is a great way to build the talent of potential rising stars from this initiative.”

AloriCares is led by Vice President, Marianne Strobel. Strobel has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Her extensive experience implementing successful programs is helping move AloriCares forward smoothly and efficiently.

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