GREEN BAY, Wis. — Not many employers can say they’re still being awarded for a practice that started on day one of their company’s history, but Schneider can.
Since its inception in 1935, Schneider, a provider of transportation and logistics services, has been dedicated to those who serve by diligently hiring veterans and active military members to join its ranks, according to Rob Reich, Schneider senior vice president and himself a U.S. Army veteran.
Monster, a global online employment solution for job seekers and employers, took notice of Schneider’s leadership in military support and named it to the Best Companies for Veterans list for the third consecutive year, landing at No. 10.
To assemble the list, Monster gathered a panel of veteran-hiring specialists and asked them to nominate companies.
Monster then collaborated with Military.com to develop a methodology that evaluated each company’s veteran hiring, onboarding and retention practices. Company data was collected and analyzed, resulting in the annual Top 10 list.
“While it’s an honor that Monster has recognized us again for our commitment to hiring military veterans, the spotlight truly belongs on the Schneider associates who bring their military experience to our organization,” Reich said. “We are proud that 22 percent of our associates have military experience, and we have them to thank for the strength and success of the company.”
Schneider continually acknowledges the exceptionally high level of commitment and skill in the work of those who have served – or continue to serve – their country, Reich said, adding that is the reason why the company offers specific programs to ease transition and ensure long-term career success for its military-experienced associates.
He said those include:
- Credit for Military Experience Program that converts military experience to Schneider experience toward pay.
- Apprenticeship Program that allows veterans to earn a monthly educational benefit check from the VA in addition to a Schneider paycheck – up to $1,266 a month in your first year depending on years of military service.
- Tuition reimbursement available for eligible candidates to pay for truck driving school.
- Guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training with no paid time off required
- Extended benefits and differential pay if deployed for up to 18 months.
- Opportunities for employment across the U.S.
The job market can be challenging for even the most experienced military personnel. Schneider’s commitment can help current and former service members succeed in a new career while they work for a company that recognizes their military background and expertise, Reich said.
For more information about working for a company committed to those who have served or are currently serving in the military, visit www.schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military.
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