Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by admin

Good news Friday – As an ongoing plan to relate positive stories every Friday, here is a wonderful testament to a company that understand the significance of our service men and women and is taking proactive steps to help them with employment in one of America’s great companies.

General Electric (GE), plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next 5 years.  They already employ more than 10,000 veterans throughout the company.

Their CEO, Jeffery Immelt heads up President Obama’s jobs council which includes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AOL co-founder Steve Case and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

The jobs council and GE are helping increase manufacturing and job creation in America.

As a small business owner and a US Air Force veteran, I applaud efforts that are focused on helping the men and women who defend the rights and freedoms we cherish in this country.

See the full story at “The Washington Post”:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ge-to-hire-5000-veterans-over-next-5-years-invest-580m-to-expand-aviation-business/2012/02/13/gIQA9rDcAR_story.html