Editor’s Note: The following story highlights veterans initiatives at Panasonic. Committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community, Panasonic is a Hirepurpose client. Learn more here.
Panasonic is actively looking to hire veterans to work in the Panasonic battery cell-making operations within Tesla’s newly constructed Gigafactory, located in Sparks, Nevada. The lithium-ion battery cells Panasonic produces in this operation are then integrated by Tesla into high-energy output battery modules to power Tesla model Electric Vehicles.
The term Gigafactory comes from “the factory’s planned annual battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours (GWh),” according to the company’s own website. Panasonic began battery-cell-making operations at the state-of-the-art Tesla facility in January 2017 and production capacity will expand with demand. The mission of the facility is to achieve the “best performance at the lowest production cost” for lithium ion batteries to power electric vehicles and energy products of the future.
To support this growing battery production operation, Panasonic is actively looking for military veterans of all ranks to fill approximately 200 engineering, manufacturing, and facilities positions.
The dynamic manufacturing partnership between the two companies will give qualified veterans the chance to start a rewarding career in a field that is expected to expand and change the future of the automobile industry.
Panasonic has long been a great place to work for military veterans and was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. The company was specifically cited for its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Ideal candidates must have at least a high school diploma, previous leadership experience either in the workplace or military, and at least three-to-five years of manufacturing or production experience. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at PanasonicMovesUs.com.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — The trial of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher officially kicked off on Tuesday with the completion of jury selection, opening statements, and witness testimony indicating that drinking alcohol on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq in 2017 seemed to be a common occurrence for members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon.
Government prosecutors characterized Gallagher as a knife-wielding murderer who not only killed a wounded ISIS fighter but shot indiscriminately at innocent civilians, while the defense argued that those allegations were falsehoods spread by Gallagher's angry subordinates, with attorney Tim Parlatore telling the jury that "this trial is not about murder. It's about mutiny."
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension starting on the date they formally receive the Medal of Honor, which is currently $1,329.58 per month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Medal of Honor recipients are also eligible for a retroactive payment for monthly stipends that technically took effect on the "date of heroism," said Gina Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.
At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the company's U.S.-based unit used a second set of books and altered records to make it appear responsive to maintenance requests, Reuters found in a review of company and Air Force emails, internal memos and other documents, as well as interviews with former workers.