Goodyear announces goal of Hiring 1,000 Veterans over next Three Years

Goodyear's G394 SST tire - Credit: Goodyear

(Best Syndication News) - Steve McClellan, President of Goodyear’s North American tire unit, announced the goal of hiring 1,000 veterans at their company over the next three years. The announcement was made on July 27,2012 at an event held in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear is collaborating with the United States Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program.

McClellan explained that Goodyear products have long played a part with the US military. In World War I, Goodyear was manufacturing military tires. Today, Goodyear still works with the military as a supplier. The company also supports the troops via charitable contributions with the ‘Goodyear Gives Back’ program. Goodyear is also committed to supporting employees who are enlisted in the National Guard and Reserve.

The US Chamber of Commerce has a goal of getting 500,000 veterans and military spouses hired by the end of 2014. Goodyear is just one company that has committed to helping the chamber reach that goal by aiming to employ 1,000 veterans.

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Schmiegel (Ret.), executive director of the U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes program, commended Goodyear for their commitment to employee 1,000 veterans. Schmiegel said it was “Just the right thing to do.”

Goodyear (NYSE: GT) currently employs around 72,000 people. The company has 53 facilities located in 22 countries throughout the world.

By: Dave Reddy

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