MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, has been named a winner of the 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military recognition for the second year in a row. Marking the sixth year of its publication in 2014, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually from U.S.-based employers like Ryder, whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.
“There are two groups of winners today. First are the employers who are being recognized as MVEs,” said Sandra (Sandy) Morris, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of CivilianJobs.com. “They are winning by hiring high-value military-experienced employees who are helping move their respective businesses forward. But military job seekers are also winners. CivilianJobs.com acknowledged a record number of companies as MVEs this year and I am so excited to see the pool of career opportunities expand for veterans.”
As a leader in transportation and logistics, Ryder understands the unique work experiences of military personnel and values their inherent leadership qualities. Veterans not only possess distinct logistical, mechanical, and management skills learned through military service, but also intangible qualities, such as strong work ethic, mission focus, and teamwork that add value to the organization.
Ryder joined Hiring Our Heroes in November 2011, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, launched as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. From November 2011 to March 31, 2014, Ryder has hired a total of 1,853 veterans, including drivers, technicians, warehouse workers, and salaried employees, increasing the Company’s U.S. employee veteran population from 8 percent to 10 percent. Ryder also participates on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Employment Advisory Council, an initiative focused on enhancing collaboration between the public and private sectors to improve career opportunities for veterans.
“It is a great honor to again be named among the Most Valuable Employers for Military,” said Greg Greene, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Ryder. “Ryder is committed to providing veterans with as many employment opportunities as possible and promoting awareness that they are truly some of the most qualified and skilled individuals to work in the transportation and logistics industry.”
The 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News, CivilianJobs.com’s worldwide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the CivilianJobs.com website at http://www.CivilianJobs.com/MVE.htm.
Veterans seeking employment at Ryder can visit www.ryder.com/military, the Company’s military landing page, established to help veterans match their skills with open positions at 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 green supply chain partner. The company has also been ranked three 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 Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. The company is a past recipient of the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award – Ryder was honored by the ESGR, an agency of the Department of Defense, for its outstanding service and continuing support to the National Guard and Reserve. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The MVE recognition is produced by CivilianJobs.com, where America's military connects with civilian careers. CivilianJobs.com, with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.
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