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Walt Disney Company to Hire 1,000 Veterans

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(BURBANK, Calif.) -- The Walt Disney Company says it's committed to doing more than just honor the men and women of the U.S. military who serve overseas.

On Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger unveiled a new project called "Heroes Work Here."  The new initiative will hire "one thousand U.S. veterans across all segments of our company."

The company launched the program in coordination with an effort by the White House and Congress to help returning veterans find work.

"Heroes Work Here" will not only be dedicated to giving vets a job, but to publicly acknowledge them for their service to their country after fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition, Disney plans to invest in non-profits that offer job training and other support for veterans.

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Disney CEO Robert Iger Joins Board of Apple, Inc.

Robert Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Image credit: Disney(CUPERTINO, Calif.) -- Robert A. Iger, the president and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, will take on an additional role as a member of the board of Apple, Inc.

Arthur D. Levinson becomes Apple’s new chairman, succeeding Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in October.

The announcement was made by Apple on Tuesday from its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Iger, 60, has been the chief executive at Disney since 2005 and before that was the company’s president and chief operating officer starting in 2000. He first came to ABC, Inc., in 1974, rising to become president and chief operating officer of ABC from 1994 to 1999.

Jobs and Iger knew each other for many years. Shortly after Iger became Disney’s chief executive, the two agreed in 2006 for Disney to acquire Pixar Animation Studios — a company that, under Jobs’ aegis, had reimagined the business of animated films. Under the agreement, Jobs joined the Disney board and became the company’s largest stockholder.

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