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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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