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Boeing lands prestigious recognition for veteran employment

Boeing recently received recognition for its focus on hiring veterans. Forbes’ 2022 list of “America’s Best Employers for Veterans” ranked the company No. 10 out of the top 200 companies in veteran employment.

The annual “Employer of Choice for Veterans” from Forbes was just one of several accolades that Boeing received for the efforts to hire individuals who served the nation.

Military Times recognized Boeing as a “2022 Best for Vets Employer.” The U.S. Department of Labor also awarded them with the “Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing Veterans” Platinum Medallion Award.

To be considered for these awards, employers must demonstrate more than just a willingness to hire veterans. Among the other workplace integrations that these lists look for include providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, pay compensation and tuition assistance programs.

Boeing supports over 3,000 jobs in Alabama across commercial, defense and space programs. With offices located in Huntsville, the defense industrial base powerhouse has been a staple of the North Alabama economy.

Overall, Boeing boasts an impressive 15% veteran employee workforce. These employees also lead 29 veteran engagement teams throughout the company.

Since 2010, Boeing has hired more than 15,000 veterans to their workforce. More impressive is the hundreds of programs and organizations that are veteran specific that Boeing supports. Boeing has awarded more than $8.4 million in charitable grants to veteran support organizations.

Boeing also supports many small-business veteran-owned companies through their sub-contractor network. They provided over $400 million in business to these companies in 2021. Boeing also works to help veterans transition back to civilian life and bridge skills from the military to business.

Additional information for veterans about career opportunities with Boeing can be found by visiting the company’s careers page at https://jobs.boeing.com/veterans.

David Palmore is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News

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