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ATLANTA, Ga. (May 21, 2012) – Hire Heroes USA announced its new corporate partnership with Philips North America (NYSE: PHG), to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for veterans and transitioning members of the armed services. Philips is a diversified health & well-being company focused on improving lives through the introduction of sustainable, timely innovations and a market leader in healthcare, lighting and lifestyle solutions. Hire Heroes USA uses a personal approach to prepare veterans for the civilian job market through strategic job search, self-marketing and resume revision. As part of this process, Hire Heroes USA hosts an online job forum, allowing veterans to apply for jobs posted by Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners. As a corporate partner of Hire Heroes USA, Philips will gain access to the talented pool of veteran job seekers Hire Heroes USA has assessed and coached.
Hire Heroes USA offers multiple partnership levels, each one allowing for increased access to veteran job postings. Philips’ corporate partnership is at the highest level and illustrates the company’s commitment to recruiting the expertise of our nation’s heroes. Philips understands the distinct experience and leadership inherent to military personnel, and thus intends to leverage the valuable skills learned through military service to help fill a variety of essential roles for their growing company within the disciplines of engineering, administrative support, customer service, supply chain management, quality & regulatory, and sales.
“Philips continues to be a leader in supporting our nation’s heroes through career opportunities and continuous networking,” said Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA president and spokesperson. “They conduct numerous events and hiring conferences annually for veterans, showcasing their commitment to our service men and women. We are ecstatic that Phillips has joined forces with Hire Heroes USA to ensure our veterans get their opportunity at the American Dream and we look forward to working with them.”
Today, Philips employs more than 1,500 veterans here in the United States, and has programs in place to hire more. At Philips, recruiting military service men and women is seen as a core part of the talent acquisition strategy because these hires come with honed skill sets and experiences that are transferrable into the corporate environment. This flexible and skilled labor market is critical to the success of Philips across all of its three sectors – Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle, and Lighting.
“We see the attributes of loyalty, leadership and work ethic very prominently in our military hires. These characteristics are a great fit for the Philips culture, as we are made up of expert teams leading the way to improve lives and our society together. We are grateful for organizations like Hire Heroes USA who provide excellent tools and resources for our potential future employees,” says Dana Stocks, North America Head of Human Resources for Philips.
About Hire Heroes USA
Founded in 2007, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA has gained national-recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in one veteran hired every business day. For more information visit www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @hireheroesusa.
Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely and meaningful innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions. Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. Philips has been named a Top Place to Work by Indeed.com, The Boston Globe and Minority Engineering Magazine within the last 12 months. For more information on Philips Careers visit www.philips.com/na/careers and follow us on Twitter @PhilipsJobsNA.