Hiring our heroes
Our commitment to veterans starts with Hiring Our Heroes. Oshkosh is one of the first Wisconsin partners in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s groundbreaking program, participating in a twelve-week fellowship program that matches transitioning servicemembers with civilian opportunities. Participating servicemembers are matched with a civilian program manager and mentor in their final 180 days of active duty, working Monday-Thursday with their corporate employer to gain professional training and hands-on experience that prepares them to join the civilian workforce. Our first participant completed the fellowship in April of 2019 and joined Oshkosh Corporation as a full-time team member.
“After 22 years in the Army I wanted to move closer to home. Through the Hiring Our Heroes program, Oshkosh let me work with them for 12 weeks so that I could understand the company and make an informed decision about my career path. During the fellowship, I quickly realized that I wanted to work at Oshkosh Defense and was honored when they offered me a position as a Quality Team Coordinator.”
- James, Quality Team Coordinator