Over the next five years, General Electric Company is planning on hiring five thousand veterans. In addition, they are going to invest five hundred eighty million dollars to expand their aviation business according to an announced that was made today, February 13th. This announcement came as part of a four day event in Washington, D.C. that General Electric Company hosted with their partners. The even focused on issues such as job creations and manufacturing in America. They are calling the partnership Hiring Our Heroes. The partnership will help to match veterans with hobs.
General Electric Company makes products that range from light bulbs to jet engines. They are also going to team up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to sponsor four hundred veteran’s job fairs in 2012. Currently there are more than ten thousand veterans that have been hired by General Electric Company. In addition, currently there are approximately one hundred United States employee reservists that are serving overseas.
Their aviation units are planning on opening three additional new plants in Dayton, Ohio, Ellisville, Mississippi, and Auburn, Alabama plus add four hundred more manufacturing jobs. The new plants are just part of their efforts to either rebuild or create sixteen facilities along with twelve thousand more jobs. More than fifty years ago, General Electric Company started production on their first appliance line in Louisville, Kentucky at what was known as Appliance Park.
The company also wants to double the number of engineering interns to more than five thousand. This is all part of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which is to graduate ten thousand engineers a year in the United States. Eighty percent of the engineers hired by General Electric Company have been from the internship program.