Ryder recognized for hiring military vets

Ryder System Inc has been named a winner for the 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military recognition. Marking the fifth year of its publication in 2013, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually from US-based employers like Ryder, whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.

Ryder recently surpassed its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans, a full 10 months ahead of the time frame given during its initial pledge. The firm made its pledge in November 2011 as part of the company’s involvement in Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation focused on enhancing collaboration between the public and private sectors to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. The more than 1,000 former military service men and women hired by Ryder are employed in a variety of roles, including as truck drivers, diesel mechanics, logistics personnel, and warehouse employees.

Since joining Hiring Our Heroes in November 2011, Ryder has increased the percentage of veterans in its almost 23,000 employee US workforce from 8% to 10%. The company has also doubled the amount of recently separated veterans hired in that same time period.

Since stepping up recruiting with Hiring Our Heroes, the company has implemented these new initiatives:

•Launching a new military recruiting website at www.ryder.com/military to help veterans easily match their military skills with open positions at Ryder.

•Attending more than 50 military career fairs hosted by the Hiring Our Heroes program.

•Establishing a 20-plus member veteran hiring task force.

•Focusing efforts on customizing on-boarding, training, and development practices to better meet the needs of veterans transitioning to civilian jobs.

To find and apply for jobs at Ryder, visit www.ryder.jobs.

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