Fiat Chrysler honored its veteran employees with a special ceremony Wednesday at its Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters as part of its Veteran’s Day celebrations.
In addition to the special ceremony, FCA signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) special pledge, committing to providing exceptional support for those FCA employees enlisted in national defense.
“FCA US is honored to have such a dedicated group of people within our corporate family,” said head of employee relations at FCA, Glenn Shagena. “Our company is proud of what these employees do for our country and we understand how important it is to maintain continuity in their lives by providing benefits for our enlisted employees and their families when they are engaged in active duty.”
FCA is a past recipient of the ESGR’s ‘Freedom’ award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. The automaker currently has 16 employees on active military leave and 375 serving as active or inactive reservists. Another 5,172 FCA employees are military veterans.
“FCA US is setting a high standard for all Michigan employers and especially manufacturing companies to follow by providing above and beyond support to veterans, those whom are currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve,” said the Guard and Reserve’s chief of employer engagement and support, Tom Bullock.