SKN Logistics, a Canadian less-than-truckload and cross-border freight specialist, is working with The Carbon Farmers to plant a tree for every booking SKN Logistics makes. "We've had a tremendous response from our customers and are proud to have them helping us create new habitat for wildlife while ensuring a greener future for our children," says SKN President Sheryar Niazi.
Port Jersey Logistics created a full-day educational experience for employees' children to help them connect what they learn at school with what goes on in the actual working world. Following interactive group discussions, the young visitors were tasked with several group projects, including creating their own shipment and preparing it for delivery.
Employees from Bastian Solutions spent a day helping the Hollis Adams Foundation prepare for its annual Mudder's Day Run, a 5K charity event to support programming for adults with developmental disabilities. Employees helped design and build the 15 obstacles on the course.
Epicor Software Corp. will hire more than 100 U.S. military veterans over the next 12 months as part of its new Hiring Heroes program, conducted in concert with Hirepurpose and other veterans groups. Epicor President and CEO Joe Cowan also challenged U.S.-based Epicor customers to join in the initiative to make job opportunities available to veterans.
UPS says it plans to hire 50,000 veterans by the end of 2018, doubling its original five-year hiring pledge made last year as part of the Obama administration's Joining Forces initiative. In 2013, UPS hired 13,000 veterans, up 30 percent from the prior year.
FedEx Corp. and the Arbor Day Foundation have launched the Community Tree Recovery program. The program, which distributes seedling trees to communities affected by a natural disaster, has provided trees to towns in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy and to neighborhoods in Colorado rebuilding from the 2012 wildfires.