In 2011, KKR launched Vets@Work, its initiative aimed at recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans across its U.S.-based private equity portfolio companies. KKR focuses on hiring veterans as their specialized skills, extensive training, leadership experience, and strong character from years of military service make them welcome additions to its diverse companies across the United States. To enhance these efforts, KKR hosted an inaugural Portfolio-Wide Veterans Hiring Fair with Hiring Our Heroes in 2014. Additionally, in 2014, KKR launched the KKR Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) led by General (Ret.) David Petraeus. The VAC oversees the program’s evolving focus on veterans’ retention, development, and skills training. KKR is eager to participate in The Coalition for Veteran Owned Business. As a member, KKR will seek to advocate for the inclusion of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses into its supply chain and the supply chains of its relevant private equity portfolio companies.
- Coalition Partner