Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams Announces 3M Canada Joins the Hire a Veteran Initiative

Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 ET from Veterans Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, today congratulated Janette Batten, Director of Human Resources at 3M Canada, on 3M's commitment to Canada's Veterans.

"The participation of 3M Canada in our Hire a Veteran program demonstrates their dedication to supporting those who stood up for Canada," said Minister Blaney. "The initiative is a win-win partnership as 3M is offering Veterans new opportunities to make a successful transition from military to civilian life, while also potentially gaining exceptional employees."

"I am very pleased to announce that 3M Canada will support the Hire a Veteran initiative and offer priority hiring to Canadian Veterans. Our Veterans have the skills, training and abilities that leading employers are searching for when recruiting new employees," said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "As an international leader in diversified technology and currently one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, 3M Canada and corporate partners who have already joined our Hire a Veteran initiative, such as Intuit Canada, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and Queen's University, recognize the valuable expertise that Veterans bring to the their workforce. Our Government is focused on building a strong economy."

"3M Canada is proud to partner with Veterans Affairs Canada in the Hire a Veteran initiative," said Janette Batten, Director of Human Resources at 3M Canada. "3M Canada is a national company driven to solve the unsolvable by approaching problems with a unique curiosity. Our employees work together to make progress possible for our customers, our communities and our environment in industries that are important to our country like health care, mining, oil and gas, and consumer packaged goods. Veterans' proven commitment to problem solving, innovation, teamwork, leadership and passion are some of the qualities exemplified by 3M employees every day, and it's what makes our company's culture so very appreciated. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage Canadian Veterans to consider a career with 3M Canada as they make the transition to civilian lives."

The work of 3M Canada builds upon the Veterans Transition Action Plan, launched last fall by Minister Blaney. The plan consists of new measures for cutting red tape for Veterans, enhancements to service delivery, post-military career opportunities for Veterans, ground-breaking research on the needs of releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and enhanced cultural awareness.

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