PHOENIX, Arizona - May 2016 - When Greg Glasow was notified last year that his Army Reserve Unit was to be deployed to Kuwait, he was proud to serve, yet concerned about his job prospects upon his return. The 43-year-old husband and father of two was enjoying his new job at PulteGroup, where he worked in the Arizona Division's Procurement Department. Simultaneously, he served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, commanding the 336th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Upon hearing the news of his deployment, his coworkers – some of whom served in the military themselves - banded together to absorb his duties so there would be no issue with him assuming his job when he returns in January 2017.
“Everybody stepped up to take on a little more because we wanted Greg to have the peace of mind knowing he has a job when he comes home,” says Lee Wymer, Arizona Division director of procurement, who also served as an Army Major. “There was never a hesitation by PulteGroup, as the company really supports our veterans and military employees.”
Wymer, who communicates via email with Glasow on a regular basis, said the Pulte Arizona Division is assembling care packages with his most asked-for items while in the Middle East: coffee, energy bars and sunscreen.
“I know that this is also a relief to his wife and children,” Wymer said. “Truly appreciating our military is something the company does in so many meaningful ways.”
Whether active, reserve or retired military, PulteGroup’s family of employees who have served in our Armed Forces is on the increase. The Company actively recruits employees with military service, attending military job fairs, visiting local bases, and posting jobs on sites such as hireahero.com.
“At PulteGroup, we have a commitment to ideals like honesty, integrity, diversity, open communication, team work, and development,” says Jim Ellinghausen, executive vice president of human resources for the Company. “These values are very aligned to military core values, and help form an engaged culture.”
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