ManpowerGroup joins coalition to help vets find jobs

Led by GE and The Manufacturing Institute, the Get Skills to Work (GSTW) coalition announced a new partnership with ManpowerGroup, the Milwaukee-based global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions.


Manpower is the first workforce solutions company to join the GSTW coalition, a significant step to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing, bolster the talent pipeline and enhance U.S. competitiveness. The announcement comes with the GSTW coalition’s one-year anniversary of connecting our nation’s transitioning veterans to careers in manufacturing.

As part of the GSTW coalition, Manpower will help veterans bridge the gap from the military to the private sector. In local markets nationwide, Manpower is partnering with veterans groups to connect with transitioning military personnel, coaching job-seeking veterans about making their military experience relevant to civilian employers, and connecting veterans to jobs in advanced manufacturing.

“Veterans bring highly sought-after experience and technical expertise to the private sector, but, unfortunately, many struggle to find work after leaving the military,” said Jorge Perez, senior vice president, Manpower, North America. “Manpower is proud to join the GSTW coalition to help veterans unleash their potential in the civilian workforce, and, at the same time, take a step toward easing the talent shortage employers are facing, particularly in advanced manufacturing.”

“Our returning veterans have learned valuable skills through their service and have the fundamental skills to be successful in advanced manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute. “With our new partnership with Manpower, we will help create real opportunities for transitioning military to get the resources they need to access in-demand manufacturing jobs.”

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