Northrop Grumman, a Fortune 500 company and mainstay on G.I. Jobs' annual top Military Friendly Employers list, will have a significant presence at the Legion's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The aerospace and defense giant will sponsor an employment workshop that is part of the Legion's Employment and Empowerment Summit on Aug. 25-26, participate in a corporate panel that provides advice to job-seekers and maintain a significant presence at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair on Aug. 26.
Northrop Grumman, which has maintained a relationship with the Legion for several years, employs more than 17,000 veterans worldwide and offers programs that assist employees in their transition from the military to civilian life. Those veteran employees fill positions throughout the defense-contracting corporation's ranks that are technical and non-technical, including jobs in engineering, information technology, supply chain, management and business development.
Northrop Grumman works with organizations like the Legion to find veterans to fill its workforce and also provide support for veterans and active-duty military.
The company has a practice of marking and tracking job applications from veterans and spouses and employs military hiring specialists charged with recruiting and following up on applications from military members. Veterans and transitioning servicemembers make up about 33 percent of annual hires, and veterans are often well suited for the company's jobs that require government security clearances.
Financially, Northrop Grumman has also provided a great deal of support for programs and initiatives that support veterans, particularly through Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition). Operation IMPACT is a grass-roots program at Northrop Grumman that assists servicemembers who are severely wounded, injured or ill in finding employment.
Operation IMPACT provides assistance to transitioning servicemembers who are classified as severely wounded, injured or ill through their support to combat operations. Qualifying service-disabled veterans are provided personalized assistance in the recruitment process. If the servicemember is unable to work due to the severity of his or her injuries, support through Operation IMPACT will be provided to a member of the immediate family.
If there isn't a fit for that veteran within Northrop Grumman, the candidate will be referred to - with his or her permission - a member of the Operation IMPACT Network of Champions - employers who share the same commitment to provide support for severely wounded, injured or ill servicemembers.