Join the Goodyear Veterans Association

Elizabeth Howe
April 10, 2019 - 1:52 pm

Photo courtesy of Akron, Ohio

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 Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, founded in 1898 is an American multinational tire manufacturing company. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment, and heavy earth-mover machinery. 

Goodyears' military roots can be traced back to the blimps they built for the U.S. military during World War I and II. 

For its leadership in hiring and supporting veterans, Goodyear has been recognized as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine on multiple occasions. It also received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. In 2016, 2,424 employers were nominated for this award and only 15, including Goodyear, were chosen to receive the prestigious award.

This recognition comes in part from the programs and resources Goodyear has in place to support veterans. The Goodyear Veterans Association increases efforts to attract and retain qualified veterans in the workforce, drive inclusion and foster a sense of community among the veteran population, and address leadership, career development, philanthropic, and social needs of its members.

To learn more about career opportunities with Goodyear, visit the Goodyear Careers page. 

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