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To help former soldiers fill advanced manufacturing positions, major corporations, community...

To help former soldiers fill advanced manufacturing positions, major corporations, community colleges and veterans organizations are forming a coalition called "Get Skills to Work" that will train the vets and assist them in translating their existing skills. The companies include GE, Alcoa (AA), Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT). GE CEO Jeff Imelt says it's not just patriotism that spurs the firms: "veterans are a perfect fit."
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  • winnersdon'tquit
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    duty, honor & courage....that's what our vets are all about.
    they've fulfilled their obligation to us...we owe them
    Hire a vet!
    15 Oct 2012, 06:47 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Amen to that. And, considering what the public schools and colleges in this country are producing these days, it's a smart play for the businesses because they end up with more competent, more productive workers, too.
    15 Oct 2012, 06:54 AM Reply Like
  • SteveK
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    It's called OJT (on-job-training) for veterans and others ... other businesses need to stop belly-aching about not finding qualified people and get with the program!!!
    15 Oct 2012, 07:17 AM Reply Like
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