Johnson Controls honored for supporting military veterans

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Johnson Controls has been recognized as a top veteran-friendly workplace in Wisconsin.

The company received USO Wisconsin’s Veteran Friendly Workplace Award, given annually to recognize and celebrate companies who demonstrate initiatives to hire and retain military veterans, and inspire other companies to join their efforts. The award is presented annually to the Wisconsin company that demonstrates best practices for hiring and retaining veterans.

Jim Woyak, BOS coordinator, and Nathan Westby, Manager of Master Data Management, both of Johnson Controls, accepted the award on behalf of the company and its VET Business Resource Group.

“As a veteran, I am proud to work for a company that focuses on the hiring and retaining of veterans.” -- Jim Woyak, BOS coordinator, Johnson Controls.

“As a veteran, I am proud to work for a company that focuses on the hiring and retaining of veterans,” Woyak said. “This award is well deserved recognition and speaks to our inclusive culture at Johnson Controls.”

The award recognized the company’s efforts on behalf of veterans including its hiring practices; participation in American Corporate Partners, a veteran mentorship organization; fundraising and volunteerism for veteran causes; employer support of the Guard and Reserves; support for the families of active duty military members within the community; and observances of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.

The award was presented on Oct. 21, 2017, at the 2017 USO Wisconsin Gala held at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The other finalists for the award were Associated Bank, Cintas, Medical College of Wisconsin and Mercury Marine.

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