Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced the results of its military recruiting program, launched five years ago, which continues to have a positive impact on both the veteran population and the transportation and logistics industry. Since joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program in November 2011, Ryder has hired 4,480 veterans and increased the percentage of veterans among its U.S. workforce to more than 10 percent. In addition, Ryder has engaged in numerous veteran hiring initiatives designed to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. As part of its Chamber involvement, Ryder is a FASTPORT partner and member of the Veterans Employment Advisory Council. For three consecutive years, since 2013, the Company has been named one of CivilianJobs.com's Most Valuable Employers for Military. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161110006634/en/
TWEET THIS: @RyderSystemInc Marks Veterans Day with the Hire of Nearly 4,500 Military Veterans Since 2011 "On behalf of Ryder, I'd like to thank and salute all our veterans for their service and sacrifice; we are forever indebted to you," said Robert Sanchez, Chairman and CEO, Ryder. "Investing in our military veteran community across the country is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. Our veterans possess distinct skills learned through military service that can be easily translated to jobs at Ryder. Their ability to follow through on commitments and their inherent integrity and discipline are characteristics that are vital to delivering on our promises to customers. Simultaneously, we're able to expand the talent pool at a time when drivers and technicians are needed to support the growth of our business."