Robert Powelson

A man stands in front of a windmill exhibit inside the Andrew Mellon Auditorium that is filled with an internactive and computer-operated show floor and stage for GE’s four-day event ‘American Competitiveness: What Works,’ February 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of its ‘Hire Our Heroes’ program, General Electric says it will hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business.

Faced with a need to fill more than 100,000 skilled jobs over the next eight years, US energy companies are working to attract veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with the experience needed in an industry that needs a large-scale upgrade in its infrastructure. Keep reading →