Johnson Controls recognized for leadership in military employment have committed to help to hire more veterans, and spouses in the future.
Nearly 200,000 veterans transition annually from the military to the workforce. This diverse group of talent has extensive leadership training, experience working in teams, flexibility and a sense of loyalty, making military veterans highly sought-after employees for Johnson Controls. We see the potential, we see the acquired knowledge, and we invest great trust in all veterans looking for work after leaving the army.
“Military veterans bring a level of leadership experience that is very valuable to Johnson Controls,” said Ray Cuttino, the lead recruiter in Building Efficiency and a retired Army veteran. “We bring a strong work ethic, identifiable, transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. We understand the importance of staying on the task until the job is done. We know how to evaluate situations and prioritize issues.”
Leadership in military recruitment
A continued commitment to hiring and retaining veterans has earned Johnson Controls recognition for military employment. Johnson Controls was recently named a Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs for the eighth consecutive year. This list is a valuable tool for military personnel transitioning into the workforce, as the rankings incorporate recruiting and retention efforts, and special programs for veterans in the workplace. Johnson Controls is proud to rank seventh on this list, which in total represents only 2 percent of 5,000 qualifying companies, and first on the industrial products and services index.
There are approximately 1.1 million identified military spouses in the U.S., another powerful group of potential talent for Johnson Controls. Military Spouse named Johnson Controls to its Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers of 2012.
Continuing our commitment
Maintaining our leadership in military employment requires a continuous commitment to hiring and retaining veterans. As a new member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Johnson Controls commits to collectively hiring 100,000 veterans with fellow Mission members by 2020. As of March 31, more than 12,100 veterans have been hired by coalition companies. This continued emphasis on recruiting, hiring, and training veterans will undoubtedly strengthen our workforce in the coming years.
Our goal is to help veterans find their new jobs where the valuable skills and knowledge they gain through their service can be put to the best use in the civil workforce. For veterans, their new jobs should be able to satisfy their professional needs, as well as financial ones. These are the people that gained specific skills that are highly valuable and rare. Those skills should be of use to them in their new life as civilians. The transition can be long, heavy and its outcome insecure. That is why we are here to help so that everyone can fully use their potential.