FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ATLANTA, Ga. (November 15, 2011)
– Hire Heroes USA announced its new corporate partnership with Ryder (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for veterans and transitioning members of the armed services. Hire Heroes USA uses a personal approach to prepare veterans for the civilian job market through strategic job search, self-marketing and resume revision. As part of this process, Hire Heroes USA hosts an online job forum, allowing veterans to apply for jobs posted by Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners. As a corporate partner of Hire Heroes USA, Ryder will be able to electronically search the resumes of veteran-candidates who have been assessed and coached by Hire Heroes USA staff members.
Hire Heroes USA offers multiple partnership levels, each one allowing for increased access to veteran job postings. Ryder’s corporate partnership at the highest level, providing for unlimited access to job postings in Hire Heroes USA’s online job forum, illustrates the company’s commitment to hiring our nation’s heroes. Understanding distinct experience and leadership inherent to military personnel, Ryder will be able to leverage the valuable skills learned through military service to help fill a variety of roles in the company including diesel mechanics, professional truck drivers, logistics managers, and other professional support positions.
“Ryder has made a strong statement to combat the threat of widespread veteran unemployment,” said Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA president and spokesperson. “Providing employment opportunities that draw upon the logistical, mechanical, management and professional driving experience of many veterans and military personnel is an essential piece of getting service men and women back to work. Ryder is a perfect corporate partner for Hire Heroes USA because of their dedication and accessibility to providing jobs to veterans.”
Ryder has been a long-time supporter of hiring from the military. Currently, Ryder employs close to 2,000 veterans in the U.S., including several hundred employees who are actively serving in the National Guard and reserve. Between January and September of this year, Ryder has hired 550 new employees with military veteran status.
“We are grateful for and proud of the men and women who make extraordinary sacrifices to serve our nation in the United States military, and we are particularly aware of our need to help them in these very challenging times,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton. “We also know from experience that veterans have the leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers like Ryder are looking for, and we see great opportunities to meet our talent needs by filling open positions with highly skilled military veterans.”
In 2011 to date, Ryder has hired over 3,100 new employees in the U.S., including more than 1,100 drivers, close to 1,000 mechanics, and over 1,000 other professionals.
About Hire Heroes USA
Founded in 2007, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA offers free transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military – and to their spouses – in order to reduce veteran unemployment. Hire Heroes USA has gained national-recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in one veteran hired every business day. For more information visit www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter@hireheroesusa.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2011 and 2010 “Green Partners” listing. Ryder has also been ranked two years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. For career opportunities, visit www.ryder.jobs.
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