Johnson Controls launches program to help women re-enter the workforce

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Company starts “Next Chapter” to help place women in engineering and technology positions

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 25, 2017 —  Johnson Controls, the global leader in building and energy storage solutions and technologies, is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The “Next Chapter” program has employment opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields who are returning to the workforce after a two- or more-year break in their careers.

Johnson Controls’ Next Chapter program is an extension of a larger STEM Re-entry Task Force initiative driven by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch, a career re-entry firm, to increase the STEM talent pipeline.

Women selected for the Next Chapter program receive an 8 week “experienced on boarding” process which is customized to each individual. In addition to serving as part of a project team, participants receive training to close any knowledge gaps, are exposed to networking opportunities and receive a dedicated coach/mentor.

“Our industry has faced challenges in attracting and retaining women in STEM positions. Johnson Controls is in a unique position to drive change in this area,” said Linda Chapin, vice president human resources, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls.

“Our industry has faced challenges in attracting and retaining women in STEM positions. Johnson Controls is in a unique position to drive change in this area,” said Linda Chapin, vice president human resources, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Our Next Chapter program is an important step toward this transformation.”

Successful candidates will be able to draw on a support system led by the Women’s Resource Network. This network is a business resource group that harnesses the power, influence and intelligence of Johnson Controls women employees to establish a community that fosters professional development and mentoring.

For more information about the “Next Chapter” program and all career opportunities at Johnson Controls please visit our careers page on johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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