National Guard and Reserve Benefit from GE Support
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Guard and Reserve Benefit from GE SupportKeith Sherin, GE Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer today at an event supportingVeterans and Reservist employment. During the event, Mr. Sherin signed a Statement ofSupport for the Guard and Reserve on behalf of GE.We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to theworkforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.GEjoins thousands of America’s employers in pledging:Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace,in crises and in war.Fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).Ensure that managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively managethose employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.Mr. McGinnis said, “Today, supportive employers like GE are critical to maintaining thestrength and readiness of the Nation’s Guard and Reserve units. GE leads the way inensuring their human resource policies go above and beyond by incorporating policiessupportive of Guard and Reserve service. For example GE’s support complements militaryservice, providing pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extending health carebenefits while their employees are mobilized.”McGinnis continued, “GE has consistently shown broad support for its service memberemployees, evidenced by the numerous Department of Defense awards they have received,including the prestigious Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, theNation’s highest award for supportive employers. Today’s signing guarantees strong supportfor employee service in the Guard and Reserve into the future.”GE Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Keith Sherin noted, “Veterans and reservistswork ethic, leadership, and, most of all, integrity, make them a natural fit in GE’s culture. Weare proud to employ more than 10,000 veterans and reservists. Right now nearly 100 GEemployees are on active duty. We support them and look forward to welcoming them back.”GE joins a cadre of Fortune 500 companies, state and federal agencies and thousands ofAmerica’s employers in demonstrating support for the armed forces. Mr. McGinnisconcluded, “By signing the Statement of Support, Mr. Sherin sends a clear message to theemployees of GE that while serving their country, they do not have to worry about theircivilian jobs.”GE offers exceptional benefits to employees when called up to active duty including:Salary differential to ensure employees maintain the same salary level when on active dutyas received when at GE for 36 months of deployment.Continuation of healthcare benefits for dependents allow GE employees’ families continuedhealthcare coverage while deployed.On Monday, GE also announced a commitment to hire 5,000 veterans over the next fiveyears and to join twenty-two other companies as a sponsor of the U.S. Chamber ofCommerce’s “Hiring our Heroes” program which is planning 400 veterans’ jobs fairs in 2012.
In addition, members of GE’s Veterans Network, an internal network of veterans working forGE, will offer resumé and interview transitional training at 50 of those career fairs.For more information on GE’s support for veterans and reservists please visit:www.ge.com/militaryAbout GEGE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologiestaking on the toughest challenges. washer repair Lakewood, refrigerator repair Lakewood,Appliance Repair Lakewood