Forces With The White House To Hire, Train Veterans
By Mike Mitchell
February 25, 2012 - Reinforcing a long-standing
commitment to hiring veterans, Northrop Grumman
Corporation this week answered the call from President
Barack Obama and registered its pledge with the Joining
Forces Initiative, announcing the company's commitment
to men and women in uniform, and pledging support to
America's veterans as they transition to the civilian
Joining Forces is a landmark initiative established by
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to raise
awareness and rally all sectors of society to recognize
the service and sacrifice of veterans and military
families, and offer them the opportunities and support
they have earned.
Recognized as a top military friendly employer, Northrop Grumman employs more than 13,000 veterans, nearly 18 percent of the total workforce, and is committed to increasing its already extensive outreach to veterans and their families in 2012 and beyond.
the company has pledged increased resources to expand veteran
outreach and recruitment, and to strengthen partnerships with
key military advocacy organizations. The company will increase
an already established presence at military installations,
conferences, and career events, and will offer expanded coaching
and placement services. This engagement builds on an already
robust veteran hiring effort administered by the company.
Grumman launched Operation IMPACT, a career transition
assistance program for Wounded Warriors, nearly a decade ago.
Operated independently of the company's standard recruitment
process, the award-winning Operation IMPACT program is a
grassroots initiative designed to provide career transition
support to military service members who have been severely
injured, assisting service members or their families to find
career opportunities with the company.
IMPACT has been recognized as an industry best practice by the
Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and
has received a number of awards. In addition to Operation
IMPACT, Northrop Grumman founded the Network of Champions in
2009, a group of more than 90 corporations and organizations
that share Northrop Grumman's deep commitment to transition
wounded warriors into the civilian workplace, and offer job
placement opportunities for qualified candidates through the
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