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Samsung Austin Semiconductor celebrates ‘We Hire Vets’ designation

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At every level of Samsung Austin Semiconductor, veterans are contributing to our success. Not only do we appreciate their service to protect our rights, we appreciate the unique and valuable experiences and skill sets they bring to our company. In March, we celebrated our We Hire Vets designation with the help of the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission and local leaders. Employers whose workforce is composed of at least 10 percent military veterans are eligible to receive a We Hire Vets designation. At Samsung Austin Semiconductor, we have more than 600 self-reported veterans on staff. "That’s where Samsung has really stepped up," Col. Thomas Palladino, executive director of the Texas Veterans Commission, said. "They wanted to hire a large portion of their workforce as veterans, because veterans bring a lot to the workforce." By attending military job fairs and events around Central Texas, we will continue to invest in our military talent. In 2022, our team attended half a dozen military-related job fairs. "Samsung is proud to work with our local workforce boards, Fort Hood and other organizations to find talent in those who are transitioning out of the military," Samsung Austin Semiconductor vice president of fab engineering and public affairs, Jon Taylor, said. Taylor, an Army veteran himself, believes veterans embody the innovation, skill and determination to help a company excel. "We know they can learn, grow, adapt and excel here at Samsung." "We don’t take for granted the investment Samsung is making to hire our veterans because these are some of the most loyal and committed individuals that get it right," Aaron Demerson, with the Texas Workforce Commission, said. In 2018, employees formed the Military Appreciation Group (MAG), an employee resource group focused on building employee engagement, professional development, mentoring, recruitment and community outreach amongst veterans and employees. Click here to learn more about MAG.