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Schneider National Ranks 17th on G.I. Jobs' Annual List of Top 50 Military-Friendly EmployersSM
First Time Company is Recognized for its Military Recruitment Efforts and Unique Benefits Programs
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Nov. 15, 2006 - Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, today announced that it has been ranked 17th on G.I. Jobs' annual list of Top 50 Military-Friendly EmployersSM. The company received the distinction for its successful recruiting efforts and benefits programs for reservists, National Guard members and veterans. This is the first time Schneider National has been named among the top 50.
G.I. Jobs' ranking of the Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers is based on two surveys, one on company policies supporting reservists and National Guard members called to active duty and another that explores recruiting and hiring initiatives as well as special programs such as community involvement.
"Schneider National's history recruiting from the military dates back to
1935 when its founder, Al Schneider, a long-time member of the Wisconsin National Guard, recruited Guard members and veterans," said Rob Reich, vice president of enterprise recruiting at Schneider National. "We value the specific talents, work ethic and safety skills of these individuals and take pride in designing programs that support their ongoing commitment to the country, as well as their efforts to transition back to civilian careers."
Schneider offers numerous programs for military employees, including extended benefits. Soldiers maintain their benefits while on military leave and receive the difference between military pay, if less than their Schneider base pay, for 18 months. The company supports Guard and reserve members' availability for drills, and does not require members to take vacation or flex time for annual training. Schneider also supports families of deployed associates and guarantees associates' jobs upon their return.
Schneider is active in the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, encouraging employers to hire members of the Guard and reserves, and supporting participation in reserve units.
"Military service is a great training ground for civilian careers," said Rich McCormack, publisher of G.I. Jobs. "In addition to real-world experience and training, veterans, reservists and members of the Guard are mature, physically fit, drug free, goal oriented, and have the ability to positively influence others in a multitude of business settings."
G.I. Jobs, www.gijobs.net, is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh. Additional supporting materials are available at www.gijobs.net/top50.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500R companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company's transportation and logistics solutions include One-Way, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Dedicated, Bulk and Specialized. With wholly owned subsidiaries Schneider Logistics, American Port Services and American Overseas Air Freight, Schneider National is the only truckload carrier to offer customers end-to-end domestic and international logistics solutions.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.5 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, and continues to grow its international service offerings. For more information about Schneider National visit www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.
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