Whirlpool Corporation Receives Another Gold Status certification from Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency (MVAA)

Whirlpool Veterans Association Gold Standard

Ben Kunst, Merchandising, and Andy Genova, Global Strategic Sourcing, accept the award from the MVAA

Earlier this week, the Whirlpool Veterans Association announced that the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has recognized Whirlpool Corporation one of only nine Gold-Level Veteran Friendly Employers in Michigan.

This process started five years ago with Whirlpool Corporation moving through the levels of certification. In 2014, through coordinated efforts of many Veteran’s Association members, Whirlpool achieved Bronze status. The team continued to drive veteran-friendly initiatives within the company, and was recognized in 2015 with Silver status. Not to rest, the team continued to execute plans, and in 2016 (and every year since) Whirlpool Corporation has achieved Gold status.

To receive Gold-Level certification, an employer must:

  • Commit to hiring a specific number of veterans. (This number is determined by the company based on its size and hiring plans for the next year.)
  • Post job openings on the MiTalent.org website.
  • Agree to sign the Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserve Statement of Support.
  • Provide HR personnel in your organization with the MichiganVeterans.com and Michigan Veterans Resource Center call number 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) to assist your veteran employees.

There are also multiple different additional sub-criteria that must be satisfied to achieve Gold status.

Whirlpool Veterans Association Gold Standard

Carey Martin of Whirlpool Corporation Human Resources accepting the award from Andy Genova