Discover met with Sens. Tom Carper (D-De.) and Chris Coons (D-De.), as well as Rep. John Carney (D-De.), on Tuesday to recognize the first military personnel and family members to join Discover’s work-at-home jobs program.
The program, which targets military personnel and their family members from Dover Air Force Base, provides resources, training and job opportunities for employees searching for careers in the financial services industry as part of an effort to provide veterans with flexibility in how and where they work.
Discover provides each new employee with the necessary equipment and support to ensure a productive work environment at home. Employees’ assignments will be coordinated out of the company’s New Castle call center.
“Discover is committed to helping veterans and their families secure rewarding, flexible and full-time employment opportunities in our community,” Discover Bank President Jim Roszkowski said. “We appreciate the help of Dover Air Force Base and Sen. Carper as we actively work to attract, develop and retain veterans, reservists and military spouses.”
Carper said he was “proud to be able to connect” Discover to Dover Air Force Base’s workforce.
“I’ve long believed that one of the best things you can do for someone is to help them find a good job,” Carper said. “This program is a win-win because it helps provide military families with the opportunity to be trained and employed close to or in their own homes, allowing them to stay near their community and close to their children.”
Coons said the program will allow military personnel and their families a chance at a career that will allow them to work around their schedules.
“For military spouses, especially, that flexibility can make all the difference,” Coons said. “I applaud Discover for launching this program, and congratulate the first class of employees on completing their training.”