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As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, President Obama announced Employers of National Service, a new cross-sector partnership that encourages employers to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities for alumni of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps. AmeriCorps Alums has worked with the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and its partners, the Peace Corps and the Franklin Project of the Aspen Institute to launch this initiative.

The first group of Employers of National Service includes leading employers from private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Together, these companies and organizations will work to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities for individuals who served in AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps.

As part of AmeriCorps Alums’ mission to support a lifetime of service, the organization is working with CNCS and its partners to actively recruit new employers from all sectors to sign on as Employers of National Service. This partnership recognizes that AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni are motivated, flexible, and outcome-oriented leaders who have developed with valuable skills and training. Employers of National Service will help organizations take steps to recruit national service alumni. These steps include indicating interest in hiring national service alumni in relevant job postings and placing a checkbox on job applications that asks about past national service experience. Learn more about this initiative in our press release and on the Employers of National Service Website. Contact our Co-Executive Director, Ben Duda, with inquiries on partnering on this initiative.
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