Update (April 30): In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, Comcast has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings.
Path Forward is delighted to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal is expanding their successful Act Two program to the Philadelphia metro area. The Act Two program will now include return to work opportunities at Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters, as well as roles at NBCUniversal, NBC News, and CNBC in the New York and Los Angeles metro areas.
As part of the program, Comcast is looking for business analysts, product managers, software engineers, and IT professionals. NBCUniversal, NBC News, and CNBC are looking for HR professionals, news writers, and software engineers. All of the opportunities are for 6 month returnships that will start in April 2020, and are open to those with five or more years of prior experience who have taken two or more years off from their careers for caregiving. You can view and apply to the available roles at Comcast here and the roles at NBCUniversal, NBC News, and CNBC here.
“At Comcast, we’re developing the technologies and experiences that transform the way our millions of customers live, work and play, and the Act Two returnship program offers the opportunity to get involved right away, apply your skills while continuing to develop new ones, and bring your experience and enthusiasm to make an impact at scale,” says Tony Werner, President of Technology, Product, and Xperience at Comcast.
“After two successful rounds of the Act Two program at NBCUniversal, we’re excited to help Comcast expand the program more broadly into new locations and new functions,” says Path Forward Executive Director Tami Forman. “There is an amazing pool of talented workers looking to re-enter the workforce who are unfortunately overlooked by employers. Innovative companies like Comcast have opened up opportunities for them, found incredible talent, and are reaping the benefits.”
The return to work experience at Comcast NBCUniversal has been very positive for the people who have been through the Act Two program so far. As program alumna Beth Frasco put it, “I could see that my managers had a good sense of how to deal with returnees. I had regular weekly touch-bases, and I felt comfortable asking them any questions I had – no matter how basic.” You can read the full story of Beth’s return to work experience here.
Comcast NBCUniversal continues to be part of a larger network of companies offering returnships for caregivers on career breaks though Path Forward, including current opportunities at Amazon, HARMAN, and many more to be announced in the coming weeks. You can view and apply to opportunities open now in Seattle, the Bay Area, Detroit, the New York metro area, Philadelphia, and more.