New Whirlpool Recruitment Effort Seeks Former Engineers to Return to the Workforce

If you have five or more years of relevant engineering experience but have left the workforce for whatever reason and would like to go back, Whirlpool is extending a WIRE to you in a newly launched recruitment bid.

Project WIRE is an acronym for Whirlpool Invites Returning Engineers, designed to bring the appliance manufacturer’s corporate-wide diversity and inclusion priority to life in the Global Product Organization right here in Michigan’s Great Southwest.

The just-launched externally-focused campaign is essentially working to invite returning engineers to apply to return to the workforce for at least a project or two with the potential to evolve into a full time opportunity going forward. Through the WIRE program, Whirlpool recruiters are actively looking for people with five or more years of relevant engineering experience who left the workforce and are now interested in returning.

Because the majority of career returners are female (70-percent are women), the new program has great potential to help increase gender diversity primarily at the senior analyst to senior manager levels. Whirlpool says that is a clear talent pipeline challenge today. Another benefit of engaging the returning population, both male and female, is reconnecting with people who bring a fresh, consumer-focused perspective about Whirlpool’s consumer products.

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The program is open to both women and men with relevant engineering and product development experience. Selected individuals will be placed on projects based in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, and each returning engineer will be provided with a support system during their project assignment with the possibility for a full-time opportunity at the conclusion of the project.

Whirlpool executives say that if WIRE does well during this first phase, additional locations may be added.

If you know someone who might be interested in getting WIREd, or you count yourself in that category, you are encouraged to hit up the Whirlpool Careers page under experienced hires. Here is a link to that page: