The tough economy can be a struggle for anyone including military members who are looking for a job after serving their country.
Goodyear has announced it's commitment to help, joining the "Hiring our Heroes" program. Goodyear has committed to hiring 1,000 veterans over the next three years.
"All (veterans) deserve the opportunity for a second career," said Steve McClellan, president of Goodyear's North American Tire unit. "At Goodyear, we're proud to provide that chance."
McClellan says veterans are a great addition to the workforce, including leadership and dependability .
"They also have technical skills and abilities that translates well to working in the tire industry."
McCellan says the company is currently hiring veterans for a variety of positions including engineers, front-line managers and technicians.
Goodyear is the largest producer of military tires in the United States, according to McCellan.
The program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aims to find jobs for 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.
On the Web: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes
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