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Ryder Named One of CivilianJobs.com's 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®
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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Ryder Named One of CivilianJobs.com's 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®07:55 EDT Thursday, May 09, 2013
MIAMI (Business Wire) -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, 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.
As a leader in transportation and logistics, Ryder understands the unique work experiences and values the leadership qualities inherent in military personnel. Veterans have skills that make them uniquely qualified to work in transportation and logistics. They also bring other intangible qualities, such as a strong work ethic, mission focus, and teamwork that add value to the organization.
Ryder recently surpassed its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans, a full 10 months ahead of the time frame given during their initial pledge. Ryder made its pledge in November 2011 as part of the company's involvement in Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. 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 who were 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 U.S. workforce from 8 percent to 10 percent. The company has also doubled the amount of recently-separated veterans hired in that same time period.
Ryder has long benefited from hiring military veterans throughout its history. Since stepping up its recruiting effort with the Hiring Our Heroes program, the company has implemented a number of 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 U.S. Chamber's 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.
“It is a great honor to have Ryder named among the winners for the MVE award,” said Ed Tobon, Director of Recruiting Services. “Recruiting veterans is a cause that Ryder continues to be fully committed to as we look to continually attract, retain and develop the most capable talent. It is our hope that these men and women will continue to consider Ryder as they transition into a civilian career.”
The 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News, CivilianJobs.com's worldwide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be featured on the CivilianJobs.com website.
Ryder attracts and develops top talent while fostering an inclusive culture where leaders engage their people and embrace diversity in order to innovate, pursue our mission and build on our values. To learn more about Ryder's recruiting initiatives, read the company's latest Corporate Sustainability Report. To find and apply for jobs at Ryder, visit www.ryder.jobs.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. The company has also been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. The company is a past recipient of the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award – Ryder was honored by the ESGR, an agency of the Department of Defense, for its outstanding service and continuing support to the National Guard and Reserve. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Ryder System, Inc.
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