In partnership with Alcoa Foundation, the Institute released an employer playbook on hiring and retaining veterans. The guide, "From Military Front Lines to Manufacturing Front Lines: Veterans and Your Workforce," contains tips and best practices for manufacturers on resourcing, hiring and retaining veterans.

With hundreds of thousands of open
manufacturing jobs, veterans are a great choice
for the in-demand, high-skilled careers
that manufacturers have to offer.

More than 80 percent of manufacturers report they cannot find people to fill their skilled production jobs. Meanwhile thousands of service men and women return home each month, possessing not only an unmatched work ethic but also rigorous technical training and experience. The Manufacturing Institute joined GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa and other partners to launch the Get Skills to Work coalition.

Get Skills to Work is a coalition of manufacturing companies and community and technical colleges committed to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans in long-term careers in advanced manufacturing and other disciplines. Get Skills to Work reached more than 100,000 veterans with resources to help them prepare for and enter into advanced manufacturing careers.

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