As stated in a press release, Caesars has a long-standing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including the company’s Business Impact Groups, one of which named SALUTE is dedicated to veteran team members.
SALUTE provides a supportive community for active-duty and veteran military team members, their spouses and allies, describes Caesars. The group offers a community to share experiences and volunteer opportunities at veteran organizations across the country. With the help of this program, Caesars has donated close to $1 million, and volunteered more than 4,000 hours with local veteran groups.
Bill Gustafson, SVP and GM of Horseshoe Hammond, a Caesars Entertainment property, said: “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.”
“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,” he added.
The Forbes list of the Best Employers for Veterans was conducted through an independent survey by Statista that included around 7,000 U.S. veterans working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within the U.S.
Participants were asked to give their opinion on a series of statements related to general topics regarding their own employer, for example: atmosphere & development, image, working conditions, salary & wage, workplace, diversity, and a set of topics related specifically to the interests of veterans in the workplace.
Heather Rapp, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment, commented: “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.”