Disney to hold 'Veterans Institute'


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Disney is holding a workshop in November to encourage other companies to hire veterans.
Disney officials said Tuesday that its Veterans Institute workshop in November will show some 300 small and mid-sized companies how to build veteran hiring programs of their own.

"The Walt Disney Company and the military share a lot of the same attributes that I really came to cherish during my military service. Attributes to include team work, professionalism, herritage and a tremondous commitment to taking care of your people," said Cappy Surette, Walt Disney World.

The workshop will feature experts from Disney's own veteran-hiring program, government officials and veterans' service organizations.
Since starting its own program last year, Disney has hired 2,200 veterans, including 1,500 in central Florida.