Firms Help Vets Move into Manufacturing Careers

November 11, 2012

General Electric, Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and a national industry group are joining forces to gets thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of veterans into high-paying manufacturing careers.

The wide-ranging effort will match military skills with civilian jobs, offer veterans training to fill skill gaps, and share best practices among companies for recruiting and keeping veteran workers.

Industrial conglomerate GE, aluminum-making giant Alcoa and defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin are pooling resources to help 15,000 veterans transition to manufacturing careers. The group hopes to bring that number up to 100,000 if more companies join the effort

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