GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 8, 2016) — The strong commitment Schneider offers to the U.S. military started over 80 years ago with founder Al Schneider, a National Guardsman, and continues today. For the sixth consecutive year, CivilianJobs.com rewarded that ongoing dedication, naming Schneider a Most Valuable Employer (MVE). The website recognizes the companies that value the contributions of military-experienced employees, and the MVE honor helps veterans and current military personnel identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.
The 2016 Most Valuable Employer for Military survey was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on employers' recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Over 28 percent of the Schneider driving force has military experience.
"Transportation, like the military, is fast-paced and dynamic," said Rob Reich, senior vice president at Schneider and U.S. Army veteran. "The complex business challenges that are inherent in a modern-day transportation operation require associates who can hit the ground running with critical thinking skills, leadership and motivation. We find all of these characteristics in those with military experience and welcome them to our ranks."
Key aspects of the Schneider military program include:
• Guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training (no paid time off required)
• Extended benefits and differential pay if deployed for up to 18 months
• An apprenticeship program in which veterans are eligible to earn a monthly educational benefit check from the VA in addition to a Schneider paycheck - up to $1,266 each month - depending on years of service
• A credit for military experience program where those who have served in the military will be rewarded with a higher starting pay
"What drew me to Schneider is the high percentage of military personnel employed," said John Ritscher, Schneider driver and U.S. Army veteran. "I used my GI Bill to obtain my commercial driver's license, and the Schneider Apprenticeship Program helped me apply the military experience I gained to get a strong footing in my new career as a driver."
To learn more about career opportunities at Schneider for current and former military personnel, please visit https://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military.
One of the largest truckload carriers in North America, Schneider has been the top choice of safety-minded drivers for 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or better, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today's drivers and owner-operators. Schneider is a $4 billion company and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. It has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel. For more information about Schneider career opportunities, visit SchneiderJobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow @schneiderjobs on Twitter.