WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Siemens U.S. has hired 520 veterans this year to fill many of its high skill, high wage jobs and by the end of the calendar year expects 600 veterans to have joined its workforce.
"In employing some of the best and brightest talent our nation has to offer, we are helping create a workforce for the future," said Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens Corporation. "The comprehensive technical training and experience veterans gain in military service makes them uniquely qualified for positions in innovative industries where jobs are being created."
Veterans at Siemens, including both enlisted and Junior Military Officers (JMO), are hired for positions in the Energy, Infrastructure and Cities, Industry and Healthcare sectors in job categories ranging from Field Engineers to Service Technicians to Sales and Marketing roles with highly competitive salaries. Siemens recently hired 30 veterans with skills in aviation and mechanics to serve as wind service technicians at wind farms in Texas. At a new distribution center opening in Oklahoma, more than 50 percent of hires are military veterans with skills in logistics and materials handling. Siemens Energy in Orlando has hired veterans for their Sales and Marketing Development Program, investing more than $200,000 per veteran for the 14-month training program.
"Veterans are accustomed to operating highly technical machinery, working independently and delivering superior work under tight deadlines, which makes them ideal candidates for many positions in our highly-technical businesses," said Mike Panigel, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Siemens Corporation. "The skills and experience veterans bring to a company like Siemens are indispensable."
Earlier this year, Siemens participated in the launch of Joining Forces, a White House initiative to support and honor America's service members and their families, and pledged to reserve 10 percent of its open position for veterans. Siemens exceeded this goal in three months and due to the successful integration of these employees into the Siemens workforce increased its commitment by an additional 50 percent.
"Having these brave and talented men and women join our team will make Siemens a stronger company for years to come," added Spiegel.
To help make the transition from military life to civilian careers easier, Siemens provides extensive job training and has mobilized the Siemens Veterans Network, the first national employee resource group at Siemens. With more than 400 members, the group supports veterans through a program with American Corporate Partners, community outreach events and other organizations. Siemens also hosts online discussions managed by veterans within the company to provide information and support for new veteran hires.
There are additional job openings available within the company's Energy, Industry, Healthcare and Infrastructure and Cities sectors in divisions such as Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, Building Automation and the Customers Solutions Group. Job categories range from Engineering and Field Service, to Manufacturing and Operation and also Sales and Customer Support.
For those interested in applying, all open positions in the U.S. can be found at www.usa.siemens.com/careers .
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG /quotes/zigman/279102/quotes/nls/si SI -4.03% , a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $102.9 billion in fiscal 2010. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $19.9 billion and employs over 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com .
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