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Consider joining a progressive employer this U.S. Veterans Day

Consider joining a progressive employer this U.S. Veterans Day

 November 07, 2019

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Observed annually on November 11 in the United States, Veterans Day honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The day is marked as a holiday.

Veterans Day, known as Armistice Day prior to 1954, marks the date when World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.  

Many employers celebrate Veterans Day and – in addition to observing this annual focus – offer significant opportunities for military veterans all year round.

Veterans and spouses enjoy fulfilling careers with Amazon

At Amazon, thousands of veterans and military spouses feel supported, and are driving innovation and raising the bar on customer experience. 

One example is Kathleen who served in the Marine Corps for more than a decade. When she and her partner Chris decided to transition from active duty, joining Amazon was an easy choice to make.

“The Marines had given my life so much meaning. While networking for opportunities, I found a job that excited me – starting up a veteran recruiting initiative at Amazon,” says Kathleen. “A future colleague reached out to help me prepare for the interviews. I’ll never forget her generosity of time which was critical for my transition.” 

Amazon also supports those currently serving in the military. Sophie Martin, Operations Manager at Amazon’s Daventry fulfillment centre and Reservist for the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, says: “I’ve been a Reservist now for almost three years, and Amazon has been great at supporting me. Thanks to my manager’s willingness to change my shifts patterns and the two weeks of paid time off, I’ve been able to keep up with my commitment to the Armed Forces Reserve.”

Eaton honored as a veteran-friendly workplace

Eaton received the HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its commitment to hiring U.S. military veterans.

The U.S. Department of Labor launched the HIRE Vets Medallion Program as an effort to recognise employers for their commitment in recruiting, employing and retaining veterans. 

Eaton was evaluated based on its veteran hiring and retention practices, availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership programming for veterans, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans.

“Eaton is extremely proud of this achievement,” says Ernest W. Marshall Jr., Chief Human Resources Officer, Eaton. “Our veterans are proven leaders who bring a valuable skill set to our company."

Honeywell is a good fit for military veterans

Honeywell celebrates its veterans all year long, as the company is forever grateful for all the sacrifices its military colleagues have made. In fact, Honeywell is included in Glassdoor's ‘9 Awesome Companies Hiring Veterans Now!’.

Employee Linda LaGorga says her time as a Lieutenant has helped her in her current position as Honeywell’s Vice President, Business Analysis and Planning.

“Honeywell’s behaviors and principles align well with values and skills of military veterans including integrity, results-driven leadership, accountability and perseverance,” Linda says. 

HCL honors veterans, military members and families

As a sponsor of the PenFed Foundation's Night of Heroes Gala, HCL Financial Services (part of HCL Technologies) plays a part in rewarding and celebrating U.S. Veterans, active military members and their families. 

HCL has stated the company is honored to sponsor the event that celebrates the bravery and sacrifices of the U.S. Troops.

MetLife exceeds standards as a Military Friendly employer

MetLife is a Gold Top 10 Military Friendly employer. The company was evaluated based on hiring and onboarding, opportunity and advancement, culture and commitment, support and retention, policies and compliance and recruiting and sourcing. In all areas, it exceeded standards.

MetLife offers a diverse and inclusive work environment and values the expertise of its veteran employees. MetLife has a long history with military veterans dating back to its founding during the Civil War and its commitment stems from the highest levels of its organization, including stewardship for its veterans strategy from its executive sponsor who is the Executive Vice President of Global Technology & Operations.

Northrop Grumman's Operation IMPACT supports careers

Northrop Grumman is making a positive difference in veterans’ lives through its Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) program.

The program assists wounded service members to transition from military service to a private-sector career. Should a service member be unable to work due to the severity of his/her injuries, the same support is extended to a family member who may be seeking employment. 

A former participant of the program says: "The experience that helped me the most with Operation IMPACT was when I was working with my recruiter. He made the whole interview experience just go very smoothly and I really appreciated that fact."

Schneider Electric is a Military Friendly Employer

Schneider Electric is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer for its commitment to supporting the military and veteran community. 

The title is given to corporations based on research using public data sources, input of military employees, and responses to the Military Friendly Employers survey.

Schneider Electric excels in all areas, from hiring to supporting veterans, with ratings outperforming benchmarked standards.

"At Schneider Electric, we're building a culture in our US operations that embraces and empowers veterans, and in turn, is enriched by their experience, perspective, and capabilities,” the company commented. 

Work for an employer that supports careers of military personnel

If you want to work with a Prime Employer for Women that supports U.S. veterans returning from serving in the military, search and apply for jobs with progressive companies like  Amazon, Eaton, Honeywell, HCL, MetLife, Northrop Grumman, Schneider Electric and more. 


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