Acting Secretary Of Commerce Blank Joins Honeywell And Orion International In
Support Of Joining Forces Veterans Hiring Initiative
More than 1,100 U.S. military veterans hired by Honeywell since 2011
Approximately 10 percent of Honeywell's U.S. workforce are military veterans
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 14, 2012
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and
military recruitment partner Orion International hosted a Joining Forces
Veterans Hiring Event today in Washington D.C. to identify and match veteran
job candidates with open positions at Honeywell. The event, attended by Acting
United States Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, Honeywell's Chairman
and CEO Dave Cote, and Joining Forces Executive Director Todd Veazie,
recognizes Honeywell's efforts to provide veterans with more career
Veterans attending the event applied and interviewed for available jobs at
Honeywell. Positions ranged from project managers to service and installation
technicians to engineers. Since 2011, Honeywell has hired more than 1,100
veterans in a wide variety of roles, including engineers, production operation
supervisors, technicians, and sourcing/logistics professionals. Overall, 10
percent of Honeywell's U.S. workforce is composed of U.S. military veterans,
compared to the national average of 7.7 percent (as reported by the U.S.
Department of Labor).
"It's an honor to be able to hire U.S. military veterans for open, immediate
positions at Honeywell," said Cote. "Acting Secretary Blank and Iwill
havethe opportunity today to interact with the veteran candidates to get a
better understanding of the challenges they face as they transition back into
the civilian workforce. Honeywell is an ideal fit for U.S. military forces
because they possess many of the behaviors that we value most. A strong work
ethic, accelerated learning skills, ability to perform under pressure, and
inspirational leadership are all traits that will foster successful careers at
Honeywell and will strengthen our business."
"The Department of Commerce takes this Administration's commitment to hiring
veterans very seriously, and we will do our part to support the Joining Forces
initiative and the good work of companies like Honeywell and Orion
International that are connecting members of our military with the quality
private-sector jobs they have earned," said Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary
Rebecca Blank. "Through the Department's strong relationship with private
sector companies all over the country, we will be encouraging other firms to
commit to hiring veterans, and we will do all we can to help them make that
goal a reality."
Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to provide our service
members and their families with the opportunities and support they have
earned. Since the Joining Forces initiativebegan in 2011, Honeywell has been
an active supporter of the effort, which is led by First Lady Michelle Obama
and Dr. Jill Biden. One of the effort's main focuses has been connecting
America's veterans and military spouses with careers that match their skills,
experience, and dedication. To date, Joining Forces has worked with more than
2,000 companies to hire or train 125,000 veterans and military spouses.
Honeywell also protects the jobs of current employees who serve in the
National Guard and Reserve until they return and continues their pay and
benefits at 100 percent for up to 18 months. Over 550 Honeywell employees
have been paid military leave at least once since the company started its
full-pay policy in 2001.
Honeywell's longstanding commitment to helping veterans has been recognized
with numerous awards including U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute, an official U.S.
Army commendation program for supporters who have contributed to the U.S. Army
mission and its soldiers, and the Patriot Award, a recognition presented by
Department of Defenses' Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve that awards
supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for
support provided directly to the nominator.
As a leader in the defense industry, Honeywell helps our armed forces meet
evolving defense challenges and maintain peak readiness. The company provides
a wide range of technologies and services critical to today's missions along
with innovation for tomorrow's challenges. Advanced cockpit displays, Spectra®
fiber for bullet-resistant armor, and micro-grid technology for power
management are just a few ways Honeywell makes missions safer and more secure,
more comfortable and energy efficient, and more innovation and productive for
our servicemen and women.
Veterans and other candidates seeking employment in a variety of fields at
Honeywell can visit http://www.careersathoneywell.com. For more information on
the Joining Forces initiative, visit www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
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Robert C. Ferris
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