Delta participated in VETLANTA’s first Homeless Veteran Initiative Meeting last week as part of the airline’s commitment to supporting and hiring veterans.
VETLANTA is an Atlanta-based group made up of members who belong to Veterans Employee Network groups in their respective companies.
More than 110 homeless veterans attended the event in downtown Atlanta, to foster collaboration between the veterans and the Veterans Administration as well as the United Way and other organizations. As part of the event, each veteran was treated to dinner and given a suit to wear to future job interviews.
Marci Cyril, Talent Acquisition, and Debra Martin, Customer Service Agent and President of Delta’s Employee Veterans Network Group, represented the airline at the event. They handed out Delta branded items including amenity bags, hand sanitizers, pens and flashlight key chains. They also distributed cards with the airline’s career website as well as their personal business cards, urging attendees to contact them with any questions about potential job openings.
Additionally, there were multiple guest speakers at the event, including a former homeless veteran now thriving AT&T employee.
Delta is committed to supporting its more than 10,000 employee veterans and active personnel as the airline continues to implement hiring strategies to attract veterans. As the airline continues to participate in events across the nation, its goal is to reach a broader audience and educate veterans on job opportunities at Delta.