GE Veteran Support Program to Host Career Workshop for Local Vets as part of Hiring Our Heroes Initiative
This year, GE employees will celebrate Veteran's Day by putting their career and professional expertise to work for Salt Lake City's local veteran population. On Thursday, November 8th, GE volunteers will host a Transition Assistance Workshop aimed at helping veterans through resume building and interviewing skills. The workshop in Salt Lake City is just one of 50 workshops taking place nationally as part of GE's partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support its Hiring Our Heroes Employment initiative.
In February 2012, GE announced plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support its veterans' initiative. As one of the Chairman Sponsors, GE will support the program through career opportunities and training for veterans in 50 U.S. cities.
The classroom portion of the workshop in Salt Lake City is from 9:30-10:30am and will include an overview of corporate skills in addition to interviewing and networking tips. Immediately following, volunteers will begin one-on-one coaching sessions for all the pre-registered veterans. In conjunction, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair will be held from 11am-3pm at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.
About 20 volunteers from the GE Healthcare Surgery business, headquartered in Salt Lake City, will facilitate the workshop, and will offer hands-on training in resume building, interviewing skills and developing a short, succinct summary about themselves to be able to recite to recruiters at the fair. Many of the volunteers are veterans of the U.S. Military.
"GE has always been proud of the thousands of military veterans who we count among the ranks across the company, and we're thrilled to see these employees support our local veteran population here in Salt Lake City," said Joe Shrawder, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Surgery. "This workshop is just one part of GE's commitment to the Hiring Our Heroes initiative and supports our ongoing efforts to help put our veterans to work."
Pre-registration is available for the workshop, and GE Volunteers will be available throughout the duration of the Career Fair for "walk-in" coaching sessions. More details can be found here.
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