Got Your 6 Highlights Veteran Employment with “Veteran Hiring Week” Presented by Wells Fargo

Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:00am EDT

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Wells Fargo Pledges to Veterans, `I`ve Got Your Back,` with $1 million
sponsorship of Got Your 6

Kicks off Joint Effort to Help Veteran Employment, Including Launch of
Entertainment Industry Online Job Portal
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
In the military, "Got your six" means "I`ve got your back" and Wells Fargo
demonstrates this sentiment through a $1 million sponsorship of Got Your 6, the
entertainment industry-backed campaign devoted to changing the conversation
around military veterans in America such that veterans and military families are
seen as civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate our community. 

This two-year commitment to the Got Your 6 campaign will kick off with the first
ever "Veteran Hiring Week", which is taking place March 25th - 29th and is
presented by Wells Fargo. The series of initiatives are in Los Angeles and New
York City and include two job fairs for veterans and their family members. These
events will highlight the benefits of hiring veterans and their family members
into the American workforce. 

"Wells Fargo is proud to support our nation`s returning veterans and their
families," said Brian McCullough, Wells Fargo Military Affairs program manager.
"By embracing and sponsoring the mission of Got Your 6, we are furthering our
commitment to making a significant impact on the lives of men and women who have
served our country so well." 

The sponsorship of Got Your 6 is in addition to Wells Fargo`s previous $35
million commitment to military members and veterans, which includes real estate
owned (REO) property donations and support to qualifying nonprofits, hiring and
mentoring initiatives, customized financial education efforts, and funds for
philanthropic donations and sponsorships. 

Within the next five years, more than 1 million servicemen and women will be
returning home, bringing with them the valuable skills and abilities from their
time in service. With "Veteran Hiring Week," Got Your 6 and Wells Fargo are
affirming that now, more than ever, our nation has the opportunity to embrace
and empower returning veterans to become leaders in workplaces across the

"We are grateful to Wells Fargo for their sponsorship of Got Your 6 and for
their unwavering commitment to returning veterans," said Chris Marvin, Managing
Director of Got Your 6. "This collaboration will help Got Your 6 address veteran
employment and further our work to empower veterans to become leaders in
communities nationwide." 

Got Your 6 and Wells Fargo will begin the week at a luncheon in Los Angeles on
Monday, March 25th. The collaborative effort that is "Veteran Hiring Week" is
made possible through the generous support of Wells Fargo and reinforces the
mission of Got Your 6 to bridge the civilian-military divide by increasing
awareness that veterans and military families are civic assets and leaders who
will reinvigorate our communities and in turn, our workplaces. Wells Fargo will
also have recruiters on hand at the job fairs and other hiring events. Joining
Wells Fargo, lead partners for the week`s events are: Auto Club Speedway, the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, NBCUniversal, Spike TV, and Goodwill
Industries International, Got Your 6`s national activation partner. 

As part of "Veteran Hiring Week" on Monday, March 25th Got Your 6 will help
launch, in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes
program, a job portal designed to help fill entertainment industry jobs by
veterans. Studios, networks, production companies, talent agencies and guilds
can now post available jobs that would be a good fit for the skill sets of
veterans and their families. Some key features include:

* The portal will be advertised directly to the military community through
online and on-air channels, as well as through hiring fairs and exclusive
networking events in major cities. 
* Unlike most job portals, this site will also feature a special tool called
"Fast Track" designed to create critical paths to meaningful employment and show
service members how to use their GI Bill benefits to earn qualifications and
credentials to land the good-paying job they seek. 
* The portal will include original content created by practitioners in the
entertainment community providing advice and resources to veteran jobseekers.

This portal, which has been designed with feedback and direction from
entertainment industry human resource teams, will make hiring veterans easier in
the entertainment industry. With a centralized platform for jobs across the
industry, this job portal challenges other American industries to value veterans
as assets to their workplaces. 

Other events comprising "Veteran Hiring Week" include: 

Sunday, March 24th - NASCAR`s Auto Club 400 featuring Got Your 6 

Monday, March 25th - Sponsorship Luncheon, Launch of Entertainment Industry

Tuesday, March 26th - Los Angeles Hiring Fair with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce 

Wednesday, March 27th - New York City Hiring Fair with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 

Thursday, March 28th - Launch of Spike Small Business Veteran Hiring Competition

Friday, March 29th - Goodwill Southern California Veteran Initiative Bus Tour 

For more information regarding these events please visit: 

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such that
veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will
reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources of the
top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the
expertise and commitment of more than two dozen non-profit organizations. Got
Your 6 also enjoys the support of organizations such as Goodwill Industries.
Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial service
commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of veterans into
civilian life. For more information, visit Be the Change,
Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the organizing
body and fiscal agent for Got Your 6. 

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and
headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance,
investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than
9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (, and has offices in
more than 35 countries to support the bank`s customers who conduct business in
the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one
in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No.
26 on Fortune`s 2012 rankings of America`s largest corporations. Wells Fargo`s
vision is to satisfy all our customers` financial needs and help them succeed

Got Your 6
Megan Haverland, 310-300-4800
Wells Fargo
Lisa Westermann, 415-845-7759

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