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Monday, April 23

Setting record straight on GE

This is also me, responding to a blatantly inaccurate editorial about GE moving Waukesha jobs to China:
Letter writer John Francis' claim that GE has "moved out" of Waukesha, Wis., is incorrect. At the end of July 2011, GE Healthcare announced it would move four executives of the X-ray division to China to lead the development of specific products for use in China. Subsequent media reports inaccurately described the announcement -- GE is not moving its entire X-ray division to China.
Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Setting-record-straight-on-GE-3498263.php#ixzz1ssue3YPk

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Thursday, April 19

GE hires LHA for veteran outreach initiative

Yep, me again, this time in PRWeek:
General Electric has hired LHA Investor & Media Relations to promote the company's job opportunities for veterans. GE, which wants to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years, has partnered with the US Chamber of Commerce to sponsor 400 job fairs for veterans this year as part of the “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. GE is also asking some of its 10,000 veteran employees to provide job-hunting tips to former servicemen and servicewomen at the fairs. “Veterans need the help, as they may not be getting fair shots at employment because of not being able to translate their [military] skills to potential employers,” said Michael Tresca, manager of extended audiences communication at GE. The US declared an end to active combat in Iraq late last year, and also began to draw down forces in Afghanistan. The Defense Department has also announced plans to pare down the number of its active servicepeople to reduce its budget in coming years. GE brought LHA on board last month for the project following an RFP, said Tresca. It hired the agency because of its previous Armed Forces-related work.

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