Company seeking veterans, families who need a job

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OKLAHOMA CITY -  While we are less than a week away from honoring our veterans, a national company says it is trying to hire as many members of the military as possible over the next few years.

So far this year, AT&T has hired 3,600 veterans.

On Thursday, AT&T announced that it hopes to hire 10,000 veterans or their families at stores across the country over the next five years.

Scott Smith, senior vice president of AT&T’s human resources operations, said, “We’re benefiting from the skills, character and leadership experience that veterans bring to AT&T and we’re providing good career opportunities for them as they transition from military service.”

AT&T is also partnering with JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission to create the veteran talent exchange.

The exchange enables active-duty military and veteran job candidates to “opt-in” to a talent-sharing database, which sends resumes to companies participating in the 100,000 Jobs Mission.