American Eurocopter wins further recognition for employment practices

American Eurocopter wins further recognition for employment practices

4-May-2010 Source: American Eurocopter

Columbus, Mississippi – announced American Eurocopter as a winner of its 2010 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™ recognition.

American Eurocopter was one of 25 to earn the honor, which was open to all U.S.-based companies.  MVEs are selected based on surveys in which employers outline their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans.  2010 winners range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises and represent various sectors of the economy.

American Eurocopter has also been recognized in recent weeks as a G.I. Jobs 2010 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® and a nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

“Our philosophy has always been to recruit the best of the best and we feel that the men and women who defend our country bring the necessary skills that will help our company achieve its goals now and in the future,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO American Eurocopter. “We are honored to once again be recognized.” connects service members with civilian careers by providing a job board and job fairs as well as distributing a bimonthly publication, Civilian Job News, to military bases. The company names MVEs in the month of May in honor of Armed Forces Day, celebrated this year on May 15.

“We’re pleased to be known as a Most Valuable Employer,” says Earl Walker, Senior Director, Site General Manager for American Eurocopter’s Columbus, MS, facility.  “Half of our personnel are veterans or National Guard or Reserves members.  We benefit from the leadership, commitment and know-how veterans bring to American Eurocopter, and we are committed to continuing our efforts for military service members and veterans.”

About American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter’s product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facilities are located in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program.

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