Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Con-Way Freight Wins Military Veteran Employment Award

Recognition for Efforts Made in Employing Former Soldiers
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USA – Freight and logistics service provider Con-way Freight has won an award as one of the ‘2010 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military’ from

The award, to be handed out on Armed Forces Day, May 15th, recognises those companies who employ former military personnel and is based on surveys in which employers outlined their 2010 recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans and assists military-experienced job seekers in identifying the top employers to target for civilian careers.

“I would like to congratulate all of the MVE award recipients,” said Sandra Morris, CEO of Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), parent company of

“We are excited to have employers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies represented in this year's winners and finalists list. Each MVE company understands the value that military-experienced talent brings to their organization,” she added.

In 2008 Con-way’s become a participant in the U.S. Department of Labor National Apprenticeship Program, which permits eligible veterans and active members of the Guard and Reserves to receive paid on-the-job training using GI Bill benefits.

This enabled military veterans who choose to start truck driving careers with Con-way Truckload to use their benefits to supplement their income in the first year of employment whilst they gained skill qualifications and experience.

“Supporting veterans and employees called to active duty is a long tradition at Con-way and we feel it is our duty to them — and to the nation in which we freely live, work and do business,” said David L. Miller, senior vice president, global policy and economic sustainability, Con-way Inc.

“We also want to encourage other employers to learn from our rich history of commitment and encourage them to adopt similar value systems. As a business, we owe these individuals and their families nothing less.”

(pic: Con-way Truckload employee and National Guardsman Robert Castillo)