Walt Disney World is expected to announce plans today to host a free "Veterans Institute" workshop later this fall aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses establish veteran-hiring programs.
The Nov. 14 event is an offshoot of the Walt Disney Co.'s year-old "Heroes Work Here" campaign, which Disney launched last year with a pledge to hire more than 1,000 veterans by 2015. Disney says it has already met that target and has now increased its hiring goal by another 1,000 former service members.
The day-long seminar will include, among other elements, presentations from government officials and courses led by staff from the Disney Institute, Disney's small business-consulting division.
Burbank, Calif.-based Disney has approximately 166,000 employees companywide, including nearly 70,000 in Central Florida.
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