Coeur Mining recognizes that veterans are faced with many unique challenges when separating from military service and entering civilian life. The transition can be difficult to make. Through Coeur Heroes, we strive to be that difference in the success of our veterans’ future.
Coeur Mining values the skills and experience that Veterans bring to the workplace and has created a program to make the transition smooth and increase the success rate of those transitioning to their second career.
Coeur Heroes allows past and present service members to use the special skills they developed during their years of service to help make a difference at the Company’s operations. The program consists of veterans successfully transitioned from the military to Coeur Mining and are now helping ease the transition for those coming out of the military and hired into Coeur.
Coeur’s U.S. operations are working with their local military bases and National Guard units to become an employer of choice for military veterans.
Over the past year, Coeur Mining staff has established relationships with veteran transition staffs at Naval Air Station Fallon in Fallon, Nevada, Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
Quarterly lunches and engaged mentorship help ensure that recently employed veterans are fully integrated into Coeur’s culture with a hope to ultimately provide a stepping-stone for further advancement and leadership opportunities within the Company.
Across our three US operations, Coeur has 52 U.S. Veterans who have volunteered to be Coeur Heroes mentors. Since it started in 2018, Coeur has hired and mentored 10 new military veterans. We expect this program to continue to flourish in 2019 and beyond.
As a US Company, I believe we have a responsibility to be actively inclusive in supporting those that have served our Country and who have developed extraordinary hard and soft skills from which can benefit our organization. Coeur Heroes provides job opportunities for those that have served while recognizing our current military employees as mentors and our best recruiters.