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Werner is named Military Friendly Company

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a transportation and logistics provider, has announced its designation as a 2017 Military Friendly Company by GI Jobs magazine. This inaugural list includes 54 Military Friendly Brands and 68 Military Friendly Companies.

“It is truly an honor to be named a Military Friendly Company among a select group of transportation providers,” said Derek Leathers, Werner president and chief executive officer. “This recognition aligns with our policy to hire only the most elite professionals in our industry, and our military service members and spouses have consistently strengthened our workforce and proved that they are the best of the best.”

To be selected for this honor, organizations must have a total commitment to tapping into military talent; whether as associates, students, suppliers, consumers or like-minded people in the community with like-minded missions.

Werner is acknowledged as an industry leader in military hiring initiatives since starting the industry’s first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program in 2006. With military veterans and veteran spouses comprising about 20% of its workforce, Werner has hired more than 25,000 veterans and veteran spouses since its apprenticeship program began.

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