AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Event seeks to connect veterans with employment and business opportunities
- Company to direct veterans on how to apply for jobs at Chrysler Group
- Company also will conduct a mini-Matchmaker to connect veteran-owned businesses with automotive supplier partners
Chrysler Group lent its support to the U.S. Veteran's Administration's (VA) efforts to identify employment and business opportunities for the nation's veterans by participating in the VA's National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo held in Detroit beginning June 26. As the largest nationwide conference of its kind, this event focused on helping veterans and veteran-owned businesses identify and optimize employment and business opportunities.
Chrysler Group representatives from a range of functions were available at the event's career fair to meet with veterans interested in seeking job opportunities at Chrysler Group. In addition, the Company's supplier diversity team was on hand to counsel veteran-owned businesses on how to become suppliers to the automotive industry, connecting veterans with Company buyers who can introduce them to Chrysler Group's Tier 1 supplier community.
"Chrysler Group is proud of the service our veterans have provided to our country," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "The National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo will be a unique opportunity for our team to recruit veterans to join Chrysler Group and be part of our Company's success in the future."
Chrysler Group has long been an integral part of our nation's fight for freedom and has distinguished itself in its support of employees who are on active duty or veterans. In 2011, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve of Southeast Michigan, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, presented its employer leadership award to Chrysler Group for the Company's longstanding support for employees on active military duty.
The Company is also a past recipient of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
Chrysler Group currently has 24 employees on active military leave. Among Chrysler Group's U.S. employees, 218 are currently active or inactive Reservists. Nearly 4,200 current employees are military veterans.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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