San Francisco, Calif. (May 5, 2016) — Zenefits, the leading all-in-one HR solution for small businesses, today announced a five-year pledge as part of a special White House initiative to hire veterans to fill 10 percent of its positions. Zenefits’ commitment to veterans is part of a package of technology sector pledges announced at the White House today by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
In support of Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative launched by the First Lady and Dr. Biden calling on all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities, Zenefits will fill at least 10 percent of its new hires in sales, marketing, and operations with those that served in the Armed Forces or military family members.
Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden used the 5/5 date to mark Joining Forces’ successful five years and announce technology sector commitments for the next five years. Zenefits and more than 50 other companies collectively pledged to hire at least 100,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce were among the other companies.
“Zenefits is proud to be part of Joining Forces, and this pledge is just the beginning,” Zenefits CEO David Sacks said. “Veterans have the skills and leadership qualities that can benefit companies in any industry. We look forward to welcoming veterans to our workforce, and are exploring other ways to support veterans.”
More than 1.2 million veterans and their family members have been hired or trained in all sectors under the Joining Forces initiative since it began in April 2011.
In addition to the hiring pledges, Mrs. Obama announced more than 60,000 commitments to provide veterans and military spouses with training and certification opportunities, empowering them with the skills they need for high tech careers.
“As a former Army Captain, I’m proud Zenefits is committed to hiring veterans. I look forward to helping the company bring more veterans into our company and preparing them for a fulfilling career,” said Bud Bowlin, senior benefits advisor at Zenefits.
Zenefits’ mission is to make entrepreneurship easier and more accessible to everyone. Its signature product is its All-in-One HR Solution for small business that helps automate a wide range of time-consuming, administrative HR tasks that companies otherwise have to handle manually, including benefits and payroll, hiring, taxes and compliance, employee life events, health insurance, and more.
The full list of companies and pledges can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
Zenefits is the nation’s #1 All-in-One HR Solution for small business. By integrating HR systems, payroll, and benefits into one comprehensive dashboard, Zenefits makes it effortless to handle everything from payroll and compliance to hiring new employees. With a combination of technology and broker services, Zenefits delivers increased choice and transparency, which helps maximize dollars spent on healthcare. Connecting all the disparate HR systems required to run a small business, Zenefits eliminates thousands of hours of paperwork. For thousands of small business owners nationwide – from restaurants and fitness clubs, tech companies and clothing stores, dentist and doctors’ offices, architects and schools, Zenefits helps entrepreneurs do what they do best: grow their business. For more information, visit www.zenefits.com.