Huntington Ingalls Industries Recognized for Hiring Veterans

Press Release
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was recognized  by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for its efforts to hire and retain veterans. HII President and CEO Mike Petters formally accepted the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certificate at the V3 Conference in Norfolk. HII was one of nine companies recognized at the conference.


"I never underestimate the importance of how having the right workforce is linked directly to our success at HII -- it's our lifeblood," Petters said at the conference. "At Huntington Ingalls Industries, our overarching recruitment strategy is to hire people who want to learn, to grow and be part of something bigger than themselves as individuals. We are looking for men and women who are responsible, trustworthy, focused, disciplined and reliable. These are characteristics you find in veterans."


HII employs more than 37,000 people and is the largest employer in Mississippi and Louisiana and the largest industrial employer in Virginia. Veterans make up 15 percent of those workers, or approximately 5,500 people. V3 certification recognizes HII's commitment to recapitalize its workforce through the recruitment, employment and retention of veterans.


In his remarks at the V3 event, Petters pointed to HII's recent hiring of a recruiter who is a veteran to work for its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Kevin Howell, former command chief master sergeant for Joint Base Langley-Eustis, joined the HII team this year and focuses on recruiting veterans into the shipyard workforce.


"Without a doubt, veterans -- men and women who have worn a military uniform -- have already demonstrated that they are willing and able to pull their own weight before they even step into our shipyards," Petters said. "They've served our nation. And at Huntington Ingalls Industries, they have an opportunity to continue that service -- albeit in a different way."

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Havyard to Build Hybrid Battery Arctic PSV

Norway's Havyard says it has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. The vessel is to be

Shipbuilding

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Homeland Security Secretary Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division apprises it has hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep.

Coast Guard

Homeland Security Secretary Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division apprises it has hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep.

Stranded Virginia Beach Bulker Salvage Plan Set

The Coast Guard advises it is in the final stages of reviewing a salvage plan that is scheduled to begin Friday morning to move the 751-foot bulk carrier, 'Ornak',

Obama Offers US Aid to S.Korea Following Ferry Accident

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the South Korean ferry sinking and said the U.S. military will provide

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1176 sec (9 req/sec)