DETROIT — General Motors, working with the Walt Disney Co., USAA and the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) in seeking to boost hiring of veterans, will bring Disney’s Veterans Institute to its global headquarters on June 5.
The daylong seminar, built on Disney’s “Heroes Work Here” initiative to hire, train and support veterans, features employer and veteran panels, workshops, speeches and presentations. It is designed to educate and inspire Michigan-based companies of all sizes to build their own veteran hiring programs. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and GM CEO Mary Barra are scheduled to speak.
MVAA created the “Veteran-Friendly Employer Program” in 2014, recognizing Michigan companies and organizations committed to attracting and retaining top veteran talent.
“GM has been a strong supporter of the U.S. military for more than 100 years now, and our support continues today through a wide range of philanthropic, education, training and employment initiatives,” Barra said. “GM employs thousands of active and former military and their spouses.
“We are proud to serve those who have served our country, and we welcome this opportunity to partner with Disney to share, learn and encourage best practices in veteran recruitment and hiring with other companies and organizations across Michigan,” she said.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com