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At GE, we value the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled through participation in military service.

Veterans and GE

Your service made you a leader and a disciplined, strategic thinker with a level of loyalty that is unmatched. At GE, we recognize and value your strengths, which makes us a great choice for your civilian career. Come explore the possibilities for your future with GE.

Get Skills To Work

GE's new collaborative program, Get Skills to Work, joins major manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers. With an estimated 600,000 open advanced manufacturing jobs across America, this program is committed to closing the gap and creating new futures for those who worked to make ours better.

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World War II Veteran Honored Years Later for Service to Country
August 25, 2014

World War II Veteran Honored Years Later for Service to Country

George Ives, 95, a World War II veteran, rarely spoke to his friends and family about his time as a Sailor. To them, Ives kept many of his responsibilities of his time in the Navy close to his vest and only provided generic details of his service to country.

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Career Fairs

Workshops

 

For more workshop dates in 2014 please see:

http://www.hiringourheroes.org/hiringourheroes/events/210

Transition Assistance Program

GE’s transition assistance workshop and one-on-one mentoring sessions featuring GE’s veteran employees will focus on resume building and writing, as well as interviewing techniques. These seminars are designed to help military personnel successfully communicate the skills they learned in the military to the corporate world.

Military Employment Programs

GE offers an early career leadership program, Junior Officer Leadership Program, designed specifically for military officers. The program is a unique opportunity to work in three 8-month rotations with different GE businesses. Qualified candidates are selected to start their careers in a two-year cross-functional rotational training program, which includes both on-the-job and formal classroom training.

Veterans Network

GE is honored to have over 10,000 U.S. military veterans continue their career with us. Building on our strong commitment to military veteran recruitment and development, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the GE Veterans Network.

Support of the Guard and Reserve

In 2012, we renewed our statement of support with the Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve to ensure we back GE’s reservists and their families. In 2009, we also signed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve to guarantee priority consideration for job interviews for all qualified participating soldiers no later than 30 days after completing military occupational specialty training. Other benefits:

  • Salary differential ensures GE employees called to active duty maintain the same salary level as when they were working at GE for 36 months of deployment.
  • Healthcare benefits for dependents allow GE employees’ families continued healthcare coverage while deployed.

American Corporate Partners

GE is a founding member of American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise through career counseling and networking with professionals.

Awards

In 2004, GE was a recipient of the Freedom Award from the Department of Defense for the support we have given our employees in the National Guard and Reserves who have been called to active duty. In 2008, GE and GE Healthcare received honorable mention for the Freedom Award after being nominated by current GE employees serving overseas.

Donation to Disabled American Veterans

Since 2007, in total GE and the GE Foundation have given $2 million dollars to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), an organization that focuses on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families. The GE Foundation, GE’s philanthropic organization, made a two-year $1.5 million grant to Disabled American Veterans. The grant and donation will allow the DAV Transition Service Program to be significantly expanded. This program offers free benefits, counseling and claim filing assistance to troops about to transition into civilian life.

Donations to Memorials and Museums

In addition, GE businesses have given support to the armed services through the GE Foundation. In the past few years, GE has donated more than $1.5 million to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Medal of Honor Foundation, Air Force Memorial Foundation, Air Force Museum, Marine Corps Museum, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund.