Akron-based Goodyear named a ‘Top 100 Military Friendly Employer’ – NewsNet5.com
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According to NewsNet 5, for the second year in a row The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been named a Top 100 Military Friendly Company by G.I. Jobs magazine.
More than 5,000 companies competed for the title of Military Friendly Employer, according to a statement released by Goodyear.
“At Goodyear, we recognize the value that veterans bring to the workplace and we’re proud to employ many men and women who’ve bravely served our country,” said Gary VanderLind, Goodyear North America’s vice president of human resources.
The company also supports military members and their families through the annual “Goodyear Gives Back” campaign, which has generated more than $800,000 in donations for the Support Our Troops non-profit organization since its inception in 2010.
No doubt the award means Akron itself is a favorable place for veterans to find jobs. Goodyear is one of the top 10 largest employers in the area.