Siemens‘ philanthropic arm has donated $30,000 to the Hire Heroes USA nonprofit organization that offers job sourcing and coaching support services for military veterans, spouses and service members transitioning to civilian life.
Two-thirds of the donation will be designated to a presenting sponsorship of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon and remaining money will go toward a silver-level sponsorship of Hire Heroes USA's American Patriots Gala, Siemens said Friday.
The company made the contribution as part of its efforts to help address a nationwide skills gap through the Business to Society Initiative.
“We're helping put veterans to work in “˜new““collar' careers and ultimately, these will be the workers who close the skills gap in manufacturing,” said Anne Cooney, president of Siemens’ U.S.-based process industries and drives division.
Hire Heroes USA developed a job board that works to help military veterans explore potential employment opportunities with multiple companies.
The nonprofit also offers resume assistance, mock interviews, virtual career fairs job matching and federal sector support services.