New network brings military vets together at Electric Boat

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is bringing military veterans who work at the company together to try to improve their job satisfaction, reduce attrition and recruit more veterans.

The “EB Veterans Network” officially launched Thursday at the Groton, Connecticut, headquarters, Rhode Island manufacturing facility and satellite sites nationwide.

It aims to connect veterans with one another through social events and mentoring, to build a community and camaraderie.

It will also connect them with veterans’ resources and staff at the company to answer their questions.

Participants can volunteer to help recruit.

Some large companies, including GE and Pratt & Whitney, have programs to recruit veterans and help them advance.

But many companies that have been hiring veterans are just now trying to figure out how to ensure their new employees succeed.