The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company pledged to newly employ 1,000 veterans by 2015 and not only did they meet their goal, they beat their projections- one year early!
Now the company says they want to do it again.
“The response to Goodyear’s military hiring initiative—both from veterans and the public—has been incredible,” said Gary VanderLind, vice president of human resources, Goodyear North America. “Thanks to our military recruiting efforts and the talent exhibited by veteran candidates, we’ve surpassed our initial goal more than a year early and are making an aggressive new pledge to hire 1,000 more veterans over the next year.”
Goodyear’s original commitment was announced in cooperation with the United States Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program—a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities—and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.