Caesars Entertainment has been recognized as one of the US’ leading employers of veterans in a ranking published by Forbes and Statista.
The list, called Best Employers for Veterans, was conducted by Forbes and data analytics group Statista and was conducted via an independent survey of over 7,000 US veterans working for companies with at least 1,000 members of staff.
Participants were asked to give their opinions on statements surrounding general workspace and employer-related topics covering atmosphere & development, image, working conditions, salary & wage, workplace, diversity as well as veteran issues.
“We’re thrilled to be named as one of the Best Employers for Veterans,” said Heather Rapp, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment. “But more importantly, we’re so honored to be able to support our active-duty and veteran Team Members and spouses by providing them with resources and a community to come together to discuss experiences and common issues.
“We’re proud and extremely thankful for their service and recognize the great sacrifices they have made for our country.”
Making up part of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Caesars’ Salute program, which ‘provides a supportive community for active-duty and veteran military Team Members, their spouses and allies’ was listed as a big reason for its inclusion in the list.
The Salute program has helped Caesars to donate almost $1m and volunteer over 4,000 hours to local veteran groups.
“I served in the military for eight years; little did I know that afterward, a job offer extended by a fellow US Marine would grow into a nearly 32-year career with Caesars Entertainment,” said Bill Gustafson, SVP & GM of Horseshoe Hammond, a Caesars Entertainment property.
“I am honored to work for a company that makes a point to hire veterans and offers support both internally with Salute and externally through donations and volunteer hours that benefit veteran organizations. Caesars continuously recognizes the sacrifices our military makes in the name of liberty and democracy and offers support to whoever might need it.”