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U.S. Army, Con-way Truckload partner in recruiting program

Upon completion of their military service, soldiers who expressed an interest in working for Con-way Truckload will receive a job interview if openings exist in their field of interest.

The Trucker News Services

8/31/2012

JOPLIN, Mo.Representatives of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Con-way Truckload signed an agreement Wednesday to provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The ceremony took place at Con-way Truckload’s headquarters in Joplin.

PaYS is a partnership between the Army and a cross-section of U.S. corporations and public sector agencies. It was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented people who want to serve their country and secure future success once their Army service is complete.

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“The U.S. Army is excited to have Con-way Truckload as a partner in the Army PaYS program,” said Lt. Col. Vernon Jakoby, commander of the U.S. Army’s Kansas City Recruiting Battalion. “This is clearly a win-win for both organizations. Con-way will gain employees who have developed professional work habits and who have been held to the highest standards, while our soldiers gain the opportunity to enter into another great organization where they can add value.”

Under terms of the agreement between the Army and Con-way Truckload, enlistees interested in gaining specific job training and qualifications will receive that training during their military service. Upon completion of their military service, soldiers who expressed an interest in working for Con-way Truckload will receive a job interview if openings exist in their field of interest.

“It’s a privilege and an honor for Con-way Truckload to have over 650 veterans as part of our team,” said Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer, Con-way Truckload. “We look forward to adding to that number with this partnership.”

Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc., providing expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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