100k Jobs Mission Employer Profile: WM

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Company Profile:

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of their strategy, they are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste. With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations, and landfills in the industry, their entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer group.

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In 2012, they worked with over 100 Fortune 500 companies and helped over 150 different communities become greener. Waste Management is also a renewable energy provider, producing more than twice the amount of renewable electricity than the entire US solar industry. One of the ways they do this is by recovering the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. By the end of 2012, they operated over 138 beneficial-use landfill-gas projects, producing enough energy to power nearly 500,000 homes.

Military Recruiting Programs:

Waste Management wants veterans to be as proud of their career as they are of their military service. You will likely work with a fellow veteran at WM because one in twelve of their employees is former military. Statistically, they hire a veteran every day of the year.  

Their non-veteran employees have shown endless support for military heroes. Many in the WM community have spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents and grandparents who have served, which fosters an environment of welcoming and understanding.

Waste Management Recognized as Best Employer of Veterans

  • Military Times Top 50 "Best for Vets Employer"
  • G.I. Jobs Top 100 "Military Friendly Employer"
  • CivilianJobs.com "Most Valuable Employer-Military"

They have over 1,000 facilities and most operate like a platoon. Each facility requires people with strong skills and leadership experience. This small unit mentality promotes creative and enterprising thinking – something familiar to veterans.

Waste Management's mission of environmental service may be different from the military. However, Waste Management and the Military share many common traits; the most important being the drive to be the best.

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