GI Jobs Recognizes Schneider National as a Top Military-Friendly Employer for
Second Consecutive Year
The nation’s largest truckload carrier is among top 10 companies on publication’s annual list
GREEN BAY, Wis. – November 8, 2007 – Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced today it has been ranked sixth on G.I. Jobs’ list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers. Schneider received the honor for its successful recruiting efforts, truck driver apprenticeship program and the benefits the company offers to reservists and veterans.
The fifth annual Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer List recognizes corporations across the United States that have made the greatest effort and had the greatest success in hiring military veterans. Constructed from over 2,500 corporations operating in all industries, the top 50 are ranked based on their assets dedicated to military hiring, policies for Reserve and Guard members called to active duty, percentage of veterans hired in the past two years and veteran recruitment, training and promotional programs. Just 2 percent of the total entries made this year’s list.
“It is a true honor for Schneider to be recognized two years in a row for our military-based recruiting efforts,” said Tim Fliss, executive vice president of human resources at Schneider National. “Schneider has a long history of hiring members of the military, as we share principles of safety, integrity, respect and excellence. We take pride in our programs that support the efforts of military service men and women as they transition back to civilian careers, and we appreciate the talents those individuals bring to Schneider.”
At Schneider, 15 percent of office associates are veterans - including 20 percent of senior leadership - and 25 percent of driving associates.
According to GI Jobs, military service brings transferable skills such as dependability, critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving and project management to the workforce and can be incorporated into a variety of jobs.
Knowing this, Schneider established a truck driver apprenticeship program this year that is endorsed by the Department of Labor. All separating military members are eligible to participate in Schneider’s apprenticeship program and receive full GI benefits during the yearlong program.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifies Schneider National’s six driver-training academies, making military veterans eligible for G.I. Bill benefits during their initial 14-day training period. Finally, realizing that each service member has different transitional needs, Schneider assists in the planning horizon for separation from the military.
“If a service member needs or wants to have a job waiting upon separation, Schneider will accommodate that need, whether it is six months or one year down the road,” Fliss explained.
For more information on the Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers, log on to www.gijobs.net/top50. A complete list will be published in the December issue of G.I. Jobs.
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 500 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, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 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.
About G.I Jobs
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.net) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes Veterans Business Journal (www.vbjonline.net) and Military Spouse (www.milspousemag.com). Additional supporting materials are available at www.gijobs.net/top50.