The mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University, joined Tammy Holcomb, Senior Site Director, Jacob Kramer, Director of Talent Acquisition and Ken Muché, Director of Global Public Relations, for a news conference at the local Alorica office. Muché shared with reporters and business leaders that the company was hiring 175 new team members immediately and talked about Alorica’s distinctive culture and commitment to the community through MLBA.
To illustrate that commitment, the Lafayette MLBA chapter announced a partnership with Military Veteran Project (MVP) to help prevent suicide among our country’s veterans. On hand was Melissa Jarboe, founder of MVP and a Gold Star Family Member, who explained that, on average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S. Jarboe, and both mayors, expressed sincere gratitude for Alorica’s embrace of this critical issue and thanked the company for hiring several local veterans in Lafayette.
With the local TV station's camera rolling, speakers and attendees joined together in a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of this issue, placing small American flags in 22 pairs of military boots.
Sitting atop each pair was a photo of a veteran in uniform who died by their own hand. Every life is worth saving, and through MLBA, we’re doing our part to help those who have sacrificed so much.
Key news coverage of these announcements included stories by 14-News (NBC, Evansville), the OwensboroMessenger-Inquirer, WLFI-TV (CBS, West Lafayette) and the Lafayette Journal & Courier.