06/20/2011, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico


Esther Burgos gets “Bosslift” to witness military training first hand


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Name Mike Bruno
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Henkel’s Support for the National Guard and Reserve Earns Special Invitation

Esther Burgos, human resources manager of Henkel Puerto Rico, received an invitation from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to participate in her second Bosslift at the National Guard facility in Salinas, Puerto Rico on June 11, 2011.  Burgos received the invitation based on Henkel Puerto Rico’s track record of hiring military personnel. 

Bosslifts transport employers and supervisors to military training sites where they observe National Guard and Reserve members on duty. This provides the employer a better understanding of what their Reservists do when away for duty with their military units.

Employers see firsthand the type and quality of military training and leadership activities National Guard and Reserve members receive. The selected sites for Bosslifts usually emphasize National Guard and Reserve training and, whenever possible, include multiple branches of the military.

“I was honored to once again witness the activities and training the Reserve provides, and to have the opportunity to share my insights on the challenges and benefits of having employees who serve in the Reserve components,” Burgos said. Henkel Puerto Rico currently has four employees serving in the National Guard.

The National ESGR Headquarters sponsors one Bosslift annually for each of the 54 ESGR Committees (one in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). These include airlifts of all participants on a military aircraft to a military training site in the region.

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Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.