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 its strategy, Waste Management is  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, its business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer group.

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In 2012, Waste Management worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and helped more than 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 U.S. solar industry. One of the ways Waste Management does this is by recovering the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. By the end of 2012, WM operated more than 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 12 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, fostering 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"

WM has more than 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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