Jaguar Land Rover is committed to supporting individuals with military service backgrounds. As part of that commitment Since Jaguar Land Rover launched their Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program they have employed 100 veterans in the last 8 months. This program places skilled and experienced Transitioning Service Members and Veterans with jobs across the Jaguar Land Rover retail network.
Jaguar Land Rover Austin is excited to have the 100th Veteran to be placed by the Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program on their staff in Austin, Texas.
The 100th Veteran, Jonathan Irby, is a former Navy Petty Officer and F/A-18 Super Hornet Jet aircraft mechanic. He last served at the Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-81). He was in charge of 20 naval aviation technicians and led them through the repair and service of some advanced combat aircrafts.
Irby has now become a part of the “JLR Regiment.” This group of servicemen and women average more than 10 years of experience.
In addition to their commitment to employ veterans, Jaguar Land Rover will once again by the presenting partner for the upcoming 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto, Canada from September 24-30, 2017.
“The Veterans hired by U.S. retailers through the Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program displace remarkable skill, work ethic, character, and loyalty,” Jeff Jennings, Director for Brand Training and Recognition, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, said. “These new employees with service backgrounds help us ensure we continue to provide an unrivaled experience for our customers as Jaguar Land Rover experiences record growth in the U.S.”
In addition to the 100 veterans employed in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover has employed over 200 veterans in the United Kingdom since 2014.
Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to supporting our former and current servicemen and women.