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GE vows to hire 5,000 veterans in five years
General Electric and other companies are supporting military troops who are returning home and need jobs.
As part of its new Hire Our Heroes program, General Electric plans to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans in the next five years, along with adding job training options for vets at job fairs across the country.
GE isn’t the first company to do this. Seth Fiegerman writes on MainStreet.com: “Last year, the American Logistics Association, a trade group representing more than 200 companies including Tyson and Coca-Cola, pledged to employ 25,000 veterans by the end of 2013. President Obama has also pushed for offering tax credits to businesses that bring on veterans.”
GE’s announcement is part of a recent four-day conference in Washington, D.C. At the event, business leaders and politicians had discussed how to make the U.S. and its labor force more competitive in the future.
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