Ryder Hosts Career Fair Exclusively for Veterans

October 19, 2011 8:01 AM EDT

– Partners with Louisiana National Guard and Hire Heroes USA to Recruit Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military –

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today that it will be hosting a two-day career fair exclusively for current and former members of the United States Military. The event, hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana National Guard and Hire Heroes USA, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, at Esler Airfield in Pineville, Louisiana, and is expected to draw more than 100 veterans from across the state. Attendees must present a valid Military ID or DD214 for admission.



Ryder is hiring veterans and current members of the military for roles including diesel mechanics, CDL drivers, logistics managers, and other professional support positions.


“So far this year, Ryder has hired over 3,100 new employees in the U.S., including more than 1,100 drivers, almost 1,000 mechanics, and over 1,000 other professionals,” stated Kirk Imhof, Ryder’s Group Director of Staffing and former First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Corps. “We anticipate hiring another 4,000 new employees in the U.S. in 2012 and are hopeful that many of these positions will be filled by American heroes – U.S. Veterans.”


Veterans looking for assistance with resume writing and career coaching can register with Hire Heroes USA at www.hireheroesusa.org. A representative from Hire Heroes’ Vet Programs team will contact registrants within 72 hours. Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) is a non-profit organization that offers veteran career search assistance and job placement services to returning veterans, including those wounded or disabled, as they transition from the military into the civilian workforce. Services are offered at no charge to veterans.


Nathan Smith, Executive Director of Hire Heroes USA, added, “More employers need to step up and make a dedicated effort to recruit and hire these selfless men and women who have fought to preserve our freedoms. Veterans have the leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers need. It’s a success for all involved.”


Veterans Career Fair Details:
Saturday, October 22, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Esler Airfield Terminal , 7625 Esler Field Rd., Pineville, LA 71360
Candidates unable to attend can visit www.ryder.jobs or call 1-800-793-3754 for more information about career opportunities with Ryder.


About Ryder


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 2010 and 2011 “Green Partners” listing. Ryder also ranked 114 out of the top 500 U.S. companies and sixth in its industry sector in the 2010 Newsweek Green Rankings. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.


Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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