Washington, DC, -  The Get Skills to Work coalition welcomed Tenneco as its newest member today, joining GE, Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, The Manufacturing Institute, and more than 500 manufacturers. Tenneco’s participation in the initiative will further expand career opportunities for U.S. veterans in advanced manufacturing.

With hundreds of thousands of open jobs, the manufacturing industry can play a key role in helping veterans return to the civilian workforce. However, according to a report by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), there are currently more than 500,000 unemployed veterans nationwide and more than 69 percent of veterans cite “finding a job” as the greatest challenge to transitioning back to the civilian world.

Founded in October 2012, the GSTW coalition helps veterans and employers translate military skills to in-demand advanced manufacturing positions, accelerate skills training for U.S. veterans, and empower employers with tools to recruit, onboard, and mentor veterans.

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