General Electric has a long history of hiring military veterans. The company currently employs about 10,000 veterans and plans to hire another 5,000 over the next five years, as they expand their aviation operations.
With veterans often facing challenges in networking as they move back into the private working world, any additional opportunties improve their employment outlook. Fortuntately, a recent study performed by PayScale shows that veterans have better than average technical skills. This works well with GE's plans to add aviation jobs in manufacturing, research and development.