JACKSONVILLE, FL (NOV. 8, 2017) – Today, Operation New Uniform (ONU) announced a partnership with Boeing, including a $50,000 grant to help expand career-transition services to military veterans. The funds provide comprehensive services ranging from resume assistance and interview training to mindset and career planning.
“We aspire to be a top performer in every area of our business, and that includes leading in the communities where our employees and their families live and work,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer. “By harnessing our teammates’ unique skills and passion for giving, our professional networks and partnerships, and our financial resources, we will inspire the dreamers and doers of tomorrow and drive positive, lasting change in our communities across the globe.”
Military members transitioning from active duty to civilian life face many challenges when they return home – not the least of which is the ability to obtain high-paying, rewarding career opportunities. Although educated, trained and highly skilled, these veterans often find themselves less competitive in the professional marketplace compared to civilian candidates who have taken a more traditional path.
Enter Operation New Uniform (ONU), a Jacksonville-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing these challenges by equipping veterans with the business acumen, career search skills, confidence and networking connections to thrive in the business world (operationnewuniform.org). Since the first Cohort in 2014, ONU has served over 160 Veterans. The programs they go through immerse the Veterans in a positive team environment comprised of successful Veterans, business professionals and accomplished educators, and gives them the tools and resources to secure meaningful careers.
“Operation New Uniform is proud to partner with Boeing and announce them as a Platinum ONU Veteran Committed Company™. Through this partnership, Boeing has not only guaranteed more veterans will have the confidence and careers they deserve, but they have already hired an ONU Veteran and look to continue to add more veterans to their team.”, said Justin Justice, U.S. Navy Veteran and Executive Director at ONU.
Boeing’s contribution will support transitioning veterans through the ONU program. Boeing will be recognized as a Platinum ONU Veteran Committed Company™, and this commitment establishes Boeing as the Presenting Sponsor for Operation New Uniform’s 4th Annual Heroes Dinner and Show being held November 18, 2017.
About Boeing: Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.
About Operation New Uniform: ONU is a Jacksonville-based non-profit, leading the way in addressing veterans’ challenges upon entering the civilian workforce. ONU focuses on changing strategies, growing confidence, gaining skills and getting results. ONU offers training and development programs, resources and professional networks in the relentless pursuit of the professional success of the veterans they serve.