MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global diversified multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive and building industries, is getting behind the men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserve by signing the statement of support for the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
In a ceremony held today honoring veterans at the company's headquarters in Milwaukee, Alex Molinaroli, chief executive officer of Johnson Controls, signed the document which affirms the company's support for its employees who put on the uniforms of the Guard and Reserve.
"Johnson Controls recognizes the sacrifice our employees and their families make when they join the Guard and Reserve and we are committed to help them succeed in their careers as civilians and members of our armed forces," said Molinaroli.
By signing the statement of support, Johnson Controls pledges to provide its supervisors with the tools needed to manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve and to encourage opportunities to employ members of the Guard and Reserve as well as veterans.
Employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Guard and Reserve," said Paul Mock, national chairman of the ESGR. "Thanks to support from companies like Johnson Controls, the men and women of the Guard and Reserve are able to help protect and defend this great nation."
Additionally, Johnson Controls has once again been named a top employer for hiring veterans by GI Jobs Magazine.
Helping the company to be a veteran's employer of choice is the Johnson Controls Veterans Engagement Team (VET), made of up employees who are advocating on behalf of veterans and military members and their families. VET was formally recognized and chartered by the company in 2013.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense Office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.
SOURCE Johnson Controls