GREEN BAY, Wis. - (May 22, 2017) - Schneider has been committed to employing U.S. military members since founder Al Schneider hired fellow National Guardsmen as his first employees over 80 years ago. This strong dedication has been recognized by RecruitMilitary, which has named Schneider to its Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military list for the seventh year in a row. RecruitMilitary is a sister division of CivilianJobs.com, the organization that previously compiled the MVE for Military list.
RecruitMilitary, an online resource that serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers, compiled the list of employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The organization used a survey, open to all U.S.-based companies, to evaluate employers.
Schneider has a dedicated team of military recruiters focused on recruiting associates with military experience. Over 24 percent of Schneider's associates have current or previous military experience.
"Veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists will find that the same principles highly regarded in the military - safety, integrity, excellence and respect - are equally valued at Schneider," said Rob Reich, senior vice president at Schneider and U.S. Army veteran. "In turn, we're looking for associates with critical thinking skills, leadership and motivation - characteristics we often find in those with military experience."
The Schneider military program includes:
• 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
"I chose to work for Schneider because of the benefits they offered to military personnel," said Jon Ritscher, Schneider driver and U.S. Army veteran. "I was able to use my GI Bill to obtain my commercial driver's license and apply my military experience towards work experience."
To learn more about career opportunities at Schneider for current and former military personnel, please visit https://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military.
Schneider is a leading transportation and logistics services company providing a broad portfolio of premier truckload, intermodal and logistics solutions and operating one of the largest for-hire trucking fleets in North America.