San Diego Business Journal

Qualcomm, Manpower Will Help Open Career Doors for Veterans

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Qualcomm Inc. and Manpower San Diego have teamed up to serve military veterans of the post 9-11 era.

The tech giant and the job placement specialist will work to smooth the veterans’ entry into the civilian work world, offering scholarships to the Strategies for Success program.

Twenty scholarships will be offered. All that the veterans will need to participate is entry-level information technology skills.

The Strategies for Success program involves a six-month, temporary-to-permanent job assignment at Qualcomm. Jobs include IT engineer or associate, IT storage engineer, IT network engineer and IT manager.

Scholarship recipients will also take part in classroom training sessions and complete online training modules.

Dan Sullivan, executive vice president of human resources at Qualcomm, said in a statement that the corporation is honored to support the veterans’ return to civilian life.

The jobs are part of Manpower’s WorkPath Training Division, which provides skills training and general business essentials for people seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. Students will also learn to position themselves for ongoing advancement and promotion.

San Diego area veterans interested in being considered for the scholarships can send their resumes to jobs4Veterans@manpower-sd.com.

Other employers interested in supporting a similar veteran’s placement program can contact Manpower at the same address.

— SDBJ Staff Report