In April 2013, we committed to hire 50,000 American veterans across our portfolio of more than 80 companies over five years. Today, only two and a half years later, we’ve hired 29,000 veterans, meaning we are well on our way to meeting that goal.
Last month, Blackstone co-hosted the inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit in Washington, D.C. in partnership with other alternatives firms. First Lady Michelle Obama attended and spoke about the importance of this effort and commended Blackstone for our leadership in supporting veteran employment.
In honor of Veterans Day, please find our new video highlighting the summit and Blackstone’s Veterans Initiative below.