BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation prides itself on being a preferred employer for veterans and today released a short video (https://youtu.be/XDlSpn7hUIM) highlighting the leadership that veterans bring to Whirlpool. With 22,000 U.S. employees and 9 manufacturing plants across the U.S., more than 80 percent of the company's products sold in the U.S. are assembled in the U.S.
"On Veterans Day, we are reminded of the sacrifice and commitment that our veterans have made for our country," said Jeff Noel, corporate vice president, communications and public affairs at Whirlpool Corporation. "At Whirlpool, we are proud of our American workforce and U.S. assembled products, and veterans are a key component to that success. We thank them today for their leadership and vow to continue to recruit, onboard and train veterans."
The Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), an official Whirlpool employee resource group, supports veterans with their mission of making the company a top, veteran-friendly employer. The WVA supports the recruiting, onboarding and retention of veterans and their families into the Whirlpool workforce and community.
With strong leadership from veterans, Whirlpool Corporation has given back to veterans and military organizations throughout the nation. The company and its employees have supported groups such as Oklahoma Honor Flights, Blue Star Mothers, D-Day commemoration sponsorships. Since 2013, Whirlpool Corporation has been a corporate sponsor of Homes for Our Troops. Since 2012, Whirlpool has been a proud supporter of American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national non-profit organization that assists veterans through one-on-one, career-mentoring relationships.
Whirlpool Corporation continues to receive awards for its leadership as a veteran- and military- friendly employer. These include:
- 2016 Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gold Level Designee for Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer. In 2015, Whirlpool Corporation earned the Silver Level, which was preceded by the Bronze Level in 2014
- 2015 and 2014 GI Jobs Military Friendly Award in the Industrial Employer Category
- 2015 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championship Partner Award
View the video here: https://youtu.be/XDlSpn7hUIM
For more about the company's commitment to veterans, please see our fact sheet: http://assets.whirlpoolcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/WhirlpoolCorp-VeteransSupport.pdf
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation