From the Wires
Safeway Reaffirms Support for Guard and Reserve Employees
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Burd Signs Statement of Support in honor of Veterans Day
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 19, 2012 01:33 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced that Steve Burd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Safeway Inc. signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at a ceremony at the company's corporate offices in Pleasanton, California and was joined by ESGR National Chairman James Rebholz.
The Statement of Support confirms Safeway joins other employers in pledging:
"We are honored to reaffirm Safeway's support for our employees in the National Guard and Reserve," said Mr. Burd. "No other public service could be more important than providing support to our men and women in uniform."
Guardsmen and Reservists bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. "Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units and allow Guardsmen and Reservists the opportunity to serve our country more effectively and with greater peace of mind," said James Rebholz, ESGR National Chairman. "By signing this Statement of Support, Safeway sends a clear message they stand committed to their military employees."
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SOURCE Safeway Inc.
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