Philips North America Teams with Joining Forces to Support Military Service Members and Their Families

May 24, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass. – Philips North America today announced support for Joining Forces, a comprehensive U.S. initiative to give service members and their families the career opportunities and resources they have earned. Philips North America will expand its military recruitment efforts and local volunteer programs to include organizations supporting military families and honoring service member contributions.

 

Philips’ support for Joining Forces illustrates the company’s commitment to recruiting the expertise of our nation’s heroes. Philips understands the distinct experience and leadership inherent to military personnel, and intends to leverage the valuable skills learned through military service to help fill a variety of essential roles for the growing company within the disciplines of IT, field service engineering, sales & marketing, software engineering, clinical education, and quality and regulatory.  Service personnel seeking employment opportunities will be able to find Philips career fairs and open positions on the Joining Forces Web site and Veteran’s Job Bank.

 

“Philips sees Joining Forces as an ideal way to bolster our military recruiting efforts with the initiative’s broad reach, robust services and focused commitment on addressing top issues for military families,” said Greg Sebasky, Chairman for Philips North America. “Joining Forces is not only helping our nation’s heroes and their families, but it is helping to make a stronger country by connecting leading companies like Philips with a highly qualified workforce who shares our commitment to innovation and improving people’s lives.”

 

“Philips North America is doing exactly what we hoped leaders in the private sector would do when the First Lady and Dr Biden launched Joining Forces last year – reaching out to veterans and military families with meaning and impact, “said Captain Brad Cooper, Executive Director of Joining Forces.

 

Philips encourages talented professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels to search and apply for jobs of interest at www.philips.com/na/careers.

 

Media Contact

Amy Shanler
Philips North America
Tel: 978-659-4463
E-mail: amy.shanler@philips.com

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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