The Army enlisted Raytheon Jan. 30 as its newest partner for the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey signed the formal partnership agreement with Keith Peden, Raytheon's senior vice president of Human Resources, in a special ceremony at the Pentagon. The agreement marks the 200th recruiting partnership under PaYs.

"We want to provide our Soldiers with every opportunity to acheive a lifetime of success," said Dr. Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army. "Working with partners like Raytheon, who know the value of employing former Soldiers, brings us closer to that goal."

PaYS is a strategic partnership program between the Army and a cross section of U.S. corporations and public sector agencies. PaYS was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented young people who want to serve their country, but also want to help secure their future success once their Army service is complete.

"Raytheon is honored to work with the Army to transition talent from the military to industry. It's a natural extension of the partnership we have with the Army," said Keith Peden, senior vice president, Human Resources. "This program will help provide Raytheon with qualified professionals while providing opportunity to those who deserve it most - our military. Raytheon is proud to support America's military and we look forward to working with the U.S. Army to help provide career opportunities in our industry."

Under terms of the agreement between the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and Raytheon, enlistees interested in gaining specific job training and qualifications will receive that training while in the U.S. Army. As part of the enlistment process, recruits sign a statement of understanding of intent to work for Raytheon upon completion of their term of service. As they near the end of their enlistments, the Soldiers will have the opportunity to interview with Raytheon.

"Today more than 600,000 PaYS opportunities in 200 partner corporations and public sector agencies are available to qualified recruits," Harvey added. "This program is a remarkable opportunity for our future Soldiers and a testament to the benefits of the PaYS partnership program."

Raytheon jobs, primarily for the company's electronics division, are already in the PaYS database and available to qualified applicants. For more information, interested applicants may visit their local recruiter or log on to www.armypays.com.

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For information on the PaYS program, please contact Julia Bobick at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at 502-626-0172 or Julia.bobick@usarec.army.mil or Maj. Amy Hannah, Secretary of the Army's Public Affairs Officer at 703-614-2459.

About the U.S. Army Recruiting Command
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, recruits quality men and women to serve in the Army and Army Reserve. Approximately 8,000 Soldiers and civilian employees conduct recruiting operations throughout the States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia. The Recruiting Command manages the PaYS program for the Army. http://armypays.com

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