Join General Motors, deliver vehicles on a global scale

Elizabeth Howe
August 07, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Photo courtesy of Timothy Hale

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is General Motors.

General Motors has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM and its partners produce and sell vehicles in 30 countries under brands including Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick. In 2017, the company delivered nine million vehicles across the globe.

GM has supported the military for more than a century. In addition to being one of the founding members of the Veteran Jobs Mission, GM supports Cell Phones for Soldiers, Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund and more. Additionally, Chevrolet is the official vehicle of the Army-Navy Game.

Specifically in support of veteran hiring initiatives, GM works with Hiring Our Heroes, Military Officers Job Opportunities and also offers its own veteran training program through GM’s Service Technical College called Shifting Gears. These programs offer training opportunities and career transition assistance to veterans entering the civilian workforce.   

"GM has supported our nation's service members for over a century and is the largest commercial provider of military vehicles in history,” said Dan Akerson, chairman and CEO of GM. “Today, we focus our efforts on providing meaningful employment to the men and women who have served our country and will help lead GM to its greatest days ahead.”

Today, GM and the transportation industry as a whole hopes to transform its vision to one of zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion. This transformation requires the highly trained talent offered by military veterans.

“Transition service members offer the competencies and skills that we need in our business,” said Ken Morris, GMC vice president of Global Product Integrity.

For opportunities and resources, visit GM’s Veterans page.