Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Freight and Intermodal Logistics Groups Make Veterans List

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US – Two top freight and intermodal logistics provides have been placed on the G.I. Jobs 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. Schneider National has made the list for the seventh consecutive year and this year the company is ranked 12th on the list. CSX has also been recognised as number two on the list and make the ranking table for the third consecutive year.

Since 2006, G.I Jobs has issued an annual rating of businesses based on their practices as regards recruiting veterans. The publication examines more than 5,000 American businesses with more than $500 million in annual revenues. Out of these eligible members, only 2% make the annual ranking. G.I. Jobs ranks each company by weighted factors, including long-term commitments to hire veterans, specialised military recruiting programmes and supportive policies for reserve members employment whilst off duty.

This recognition celebrates rail freight group CSX’s ongoing commitment to support the U.S. military and its veterans – one in five CSX employees have served in the armed forces. Michael J. Ward, CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said:

“We actively work to hire the best employees to serve our customers, and that means recruiting U.S. military veterans with strong backgrounds in team environments, safety training and leadership skills. As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, CSX is proud to support and employ the men and women who have defended and protected us.”

Schneider National’s deep military roots date back to the company’s founder, Al Schneider, a National Guardsman who understood the valuable skills military members bring to the table. Today, Schneider continues its commitment of providing rewarding careers to those with a military background through specific programmes to ease transition and long-term career success. These programmes include apprenticeships, Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Pays programme, Army Reserve Employer Partnership and the Schneider National military Owner-Operator programme.