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Top Employer in the Region and Best Employer for Recent Grads

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L3Harris Technologies’ Burlington, Ontario location recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates for 2020, proving, once again, that this is an exceptional place to work. The Hamilton Spectator announced the win.

“Being recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers speaks volumes about the dedication of our colleagues who continually enhance the employee experience,” said Jacques Comtois, General Manager. “Thanks to these admirable efforts, we are able to provide employees with programs and benefits which promote continuous learning, work-life balance, health and wellness and more.”

Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in greater Hamilton and the Niagara area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers use the same criteria as the national competition to evaluate employers.colleagues enjoying the day

Canada’s Top 100 Employers Reasons For Selection website provides job seekers and other organizations with a better understanding of what leading employers offer and current best practices – while providing transparency in the selection process.

The competition compares employers to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. This annual competition is open to any employer which has a head office in the Hamilton-Niagara area, and employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

We have worked hard to create and implement initiatives that put people first. Hard work that is paying off, as our reputation as an industry leader in attracting and retaining the best talent is well known.

“Our commitment to providing new graduates with roles and opportunities to grow professionally and work on innovative projects also resulted in our organization being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates,” said Francois Lemire, Human Resources Lead. “We are proud to foster a workplace environment that promotes professional development and enables young people to learn, grow and thrive.”

Top Employer plaque held by Jacques ComtoisCreativity, ingenuity and inclusivity fuel the innovation behind the industry-leading L3Harris product line known as the WESCAM MX™-Series. The WESCAM MX-Series offers unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to defense/military, homeland security and airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide.

L3Harris’ role in defining industry-leading best practices includes knowing the critical role we play in making the world a safer place. We do this by focusing on career development, supporting local communities and fostering a workplace environment that promotes inclusivity and rewards our employees.

Some of the many perks and benefits[1] offered by L3Harris WESCAM’s Burlington location that led to this award include:

Our location: Surrounded by parks, wooded walking trails, recreation centres, shopping, fitness clubs and day care centres. We are also in close proximity to several prominent academic institutions, colleges and universities. At the crux of three major commuter highways, with carpooling, cycling and transit options also available to staff. Our operations are spread across three locations (2 in Burlington, 1 in Don Mills) with free parking at each, as well as a free shuttle between the Burlington locations. Read our blog about what our employees love about the area.

On-site catering: Free coffee, tea and fresh fruit as well as a full-service cafeteria with floor to ceiling windows and outdoor patios overlooking greenspace and wooded areas.

Sports teams and fitness amenities: Onsite fitness facility, instructor-led classes, beach volleyball, employee sports teams (i.e.: hockey, soccer), discounts at local fitness centres.

Events: Hack-a-thon for students from colleges and universities, Rock and Roll Ribfest summer BBQ events, Kids Christmas Party, employee semi-formal Christmas Party, Golf Tournament. Plaque - Top 100 Employer of 2020

Health and wellness: These include, but are not limited to, basic health, dental and vision care benefits, as well as prescription drugs, massage, chiropractic and more. Plus, employees can obtain additional life insurance, pet insurance and critical illness coverage for a premium.

Career development: In-house and online training programs and tuition subsidies to achieve personal and professional goals.

Financial benefits: Registered Retirement Savings Plan with company match. Referral bonuses, performance based bonuses and awards.

Family-friendly policies: Work-life balance is a priority. A compressed workweek and flexible start and finish times in some departments.

Community support: Enterprise-wide opportunities, such as our Remembrance Day initiatives and the Global Week of Giving to support our charities of choice (for example: United Way, Wounded Warriors and local robotics competition sponsorships). Payroll deduction with company match to double the impact.WESCAM Hackathon participants presenting machine learning solution

Our employees are a high-performing, diverse workforce who are empowered to innovate with leading-edge technologies in order to solve our customer’s toughest problems.

WESCAM leads in research and development (R&D) investment, enhancing this country’s competitiveness globally. Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D spenders list announced a jump of 22 points in our ranking over the past two years.

As a renowned Canadian company, with operations from coast-to-coast and an enviable record of accomplishment in terms of Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy, we continue to combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security across the globe. Under L3Harris, our relentless pursuit of new ideas is matched by our commitment to the people we serve.

If you are interested in learning more about our culture and products, please visit our Newsroom and Media Library. Be sure to sign-up for our monthly Newsletter on our home page to receive the latest images and videos of WESCAM MX-Series systems in action. WESCAM MX-Series technology provides defense agencies around the world the tools they need to protect the countries they serve. To find out more about our technology, check out WESCAM.com or visit us on YouTube. You can also visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in talking with someone about how WESCAM MX-Series systems can help improve your mission success, please visit the Contact Us page on our website.

[1] Please note that this list is not a full list of all the perks and benefits offered by L3Harris. Items on this list are subject to change. Employees are kept up to date through internal Communications.

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