GREEN BAY, Wis. — (January 23, 2018) — Schneider (NYSE: SüdR), a long-time supporter of current and former military personnel, has been awarded Victory Media's 2018 Military Friendly® Gold Award. The award recognizes companies and colleges that have set the standard for demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. This year's award marks the 12th time that Schneider has been honored by Victory Media for its commitment to veteran-friendly employment.
Schneider's commitment to the military dates back to founder Al Schneider, a National Guardsman who understood the exceptional level of commitment and skill military members bring to their work. His dedication to helping service members succeed in their careers has been showcased by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, which in 1991 inaugurated the annual "Al Schneider Memorial Award" for employers that have demonstrated outstanding support to the enlisted men and women of the Guard and Reserve.
Today, Schneider's support of the armed forces is apparent in its programs and practices for associates with military backgrounds, including:
Military experience is converted to Schneider experience toward starting pay
Guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training—no time off required
GI Bill benefits available through Department of Veteran Affairs Apprenticeship program
"Schneider is proud to have been employing service members and veterans for over 80 years," said Rob Reich, senior vice president at Schneider and U.S. Army veteran. "Being recognized for a 12th time as a Military Friendly® employer for our commitment to our associates with a military background is truly an honor."
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment and entrepreneurial and educational opportunities through its brands, including Military Friendly®. To create its 2018 employer awards list, Victory Media evaluated both public data about organizations and proprietary data gathered through an online employer survey. Some areas that Victory Media considered include culture and commitment, military employee support and retention, and career opportunity and advancement.
"Companies that have earned this designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer at Victory Media. "Our Military Friendly® employers have moved beyond answering 'why hire military?' They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® schools to translate competencies into civilian careers."
To learn more about Schneider's career opportunities for current and former military personnel, please visit https://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military.
One of the largest trucking carriers in North America, Schneider has been a top choice of safety-minded drivers for over 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or more frequently, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today's workforce.
Schneider has been listed by Forbes as one of America's best employers and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. Along with accolades from customers for its drivers' service and performance, Schneider has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel among its ranks. For more information about Schneider's career opportunities, visit SchneiderJobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow on Twitter @schneiderjobs.