Honeywell and military recruitment partner Orion International hosted a Joining Forces Veterans Hiring Event 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 opportunities.
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 I will have the 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.”
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