GE planning to hire five thousand veterans

(WFLX)-  GE is planning to hire five-thousand veterans during the next five years as part if its "Hiring Our Heroes" program.

The company, whose products range from jet engines to light bulbs, is also partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to sponsor 400 veterans' job fairs this year.

GE also plans to double its number of engineering interns to more than five-thousand as part of President Obama's Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt head's Mr. Obama's Jobs Council.

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