Boeing has earned the tenth spot on Forbes’ 2022 list of “America’s Best Employers for Veterans.” During a recent interview with Forbes, Boeing Veteran Engagement Team (BVET) Business Resource Group (BRG) President Jason Frei highlighted Boeing’s commitment to veterans and their families, enterprise engagement efforts and continued investment in the veteran talent pipeline.
Frei credits a strong sense of mission and loyalty as key in attracting veteran talent to Boeing and highlights the valuable role BVET members play in helping recently transitioned veterans acclimate to life after military service.
“We’re the voice of the veteran at Boeing. They know we've ‘walked the walk’ in service and in transition,” Frei said. “Being a veteran isn't a job, it's who you are. We take it upon ourselves to match up and be a resource for veterans who are new to the Boeing team.”
Boeing remains committed to ensuring our military-connected communities have the opportunity to build competitive and successful careers in aerospace. To support this, BVET operates 29 local employee-led engagement teams with nearly 4,000 members in the U.S. and around the globe including in the UK, Australia, India and Canada.
The company has also recently launched the Boeing Center for Veteran Transition and Military Families at Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus outside of Washington D.C. and is building upskilling programs in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at the University of Syracuse – a program that is focused on aerospace and defense talent pipelines.
In addition to earning a top spot on the Forbes list, Boeing was recently recognized as a 2022 Best for Vets Employer by the Military Times for its programs and policies supporting veterans’ post-military careers. Boeing ranked number 11, the highest among defense and aerospace companies.
The company also received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor, the only federal award recognizing exceptional achievement in veteran employment through demonstrating patriotism and recognition of the values that veterans bring to the workplace.
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