Our commitment to the military community
First Data plays a critical role in supporting economic growth and improving communities across the country. Through a company-wide military engagement strategy called First Data Salutes, we provide the military community with career opportunities, best-in-class education resources, and premier business solutions for veteran-owned businesses.
We believe that hiring qualified veterans and helping veterans grow their businesses isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also good business.
First Data is proud to offer veterans and military spouses a variety of small business solutions and resources designed to support their success.
First Data is a co-leader and founding member of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB), a first-of-its-kind national initiative to support the success of businesses owned by veterans, service members, and military spouses. The CVOB provides access to entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.
The company has a $7 million partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and sponsors the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.
We’re also honoring military service with an exceptional free offer for veterans and military spouses to grow their businesses with a FREE Clover® Mini or Clover Mobile. First Data makes it easier to manage a small business with innovative solutions for everything from tracking inventory and managing employees to building lasting customer relationships and securely accepting all types of payments.
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“In the military we define the problem, determine the obstacles and then develop a plan to remove obstacles and achieve success - the same process applies to business.”
-Stephen P., Air Force veteran
At First Data, we recognize the unique skills and perspective military men and women can bring to our global team. We take pride in employing veterans and military family members, and we’re proud to stand behind all of our employees who are Guardsmen and Reservists. We appreciate the values, leadership, service, and dedication that are rooted in the military community.
The skills you gained in uniform may easily translate into a civilian career at First Data. Whether you seek a position in finance, operations, sales, marketing or information technology, we may have the right fit for you. Check out our current openings.
“At First Data, I am an asset to the team and I feel appreciated. They see the value in my diverse work experiences and know that military spouses are adaptable, hard-working and resilient.”
– Melissa B., military spouse
At First Data, we believe education and training are vital pathways to meaningful employment and career progression. Through key partnerships with several major universities and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), First Data provides opportunities for potential careers within our company.
In addition, First Data has designed a comprehensive onboarding and training program to assist in the transition from the military into the civilian workforce, along with a company-wide military awareness training to educate the entire organization on the value the military community brings to our global company.
“First Data provides me with a challenging environment and empowers me to enact changes to create a positive influence.”
– Evaine M., Air Force veteran
Awards and Affiliations
“The leadership at First Data understands how important it is to tap into the vast knowledge and experience of veterans and military spouses to boost the company’s competitive edge and increase diversity.”
– Rachel B., Army National Guard