ALVISO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) held its first annual summer veterans luncheon at corporate headquarters in Alviso, CA yesterday to honor the contributions of 10 U.S. Military veterans who are completing TiVo's first TiVo Summer Veterans Intern Program (TiVets). The unique program gives recent vets a transition from military to corporate life.
The TiVo Summer Veterans Program was created by a group of TiVo employees who are veterans in collaboration with Tom Wolzien, Lead Director on the TiVo Board of Directors and a Vietnam War veteran himself. The TiVo veterans developed the program to bridge the career gap between active military duty and civilian employment. The paid internships let the recent vets translate the managerial and operational skills learned in the military into the practical needs of the private sector within the rigors of a corporate environment. At the same time, they gain a valuable "first civilian job" entry for their resumes and job history with a major corporate employer.
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"This program recognizes that recent vets have many skills developed in the military that are important to the private sector, but may have difficulty explaining those skills to potential civilian employers," said Tom Wolzien, Lead Director on the TiVo Board of Directors. "The intensive three-month internships give veterans the chance to demonstrate those critical skills at TiVo, and gain a solid civilian employment record for their resumes."
"TiVo values the tremendous service and sacrifice of our veterans," said Nancy Kato, TiVo's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "While this program is designed to help translate the skills veterans have acquired through their military service into a corporate role, we are ultimately the thankful ones. It is an honor to have them at TiVo and their contributions are invaluable."
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TiVo Summer Veterans Intern Program 2012 - http://bit.ly/NPrm43
Applications to participate in the program can be submitted at: http://www.tivo.com/jobs/home/index.html
Tom Rogers, TiVo President and CEO, Nancy Kato, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and Tom Wolzien and Heidi Roizen, members of the TiVo Board of Directors, joined the interns to honor their service and show appreciation for the contributions they have made in their various roles this summer at TiVo.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR), and today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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