OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is honored to announce its designation as a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs® magazine.
This is the eleventh time Werner has been named a Military Friendly® Employer. The annual list distinguishes elite companies who offer the strongest job opportunities, hiring practices and retention programs for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Werner will be featured with other 2017 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine. "Our policy is 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," said President and CEO Derek Leathers. Werner is widely 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 approximately 20 percent of its workforce, Werner has hired more than 25,000 veterans and veteran spouses since it's apprenticeship program began. Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International services are provided through Werner's domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.