HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holland, an industry-leader in next-day transportation, has announced a commitment to hire 500 veterans to accommodate its growth and expansion.
"America is at a turning point with an estimated one million veterans returning home in the next five years," said Scott Ware, president of Holland. "Our business is expanding and job opportunities abound. Holland is proud to welcome home our veterans with great career prospects."
"The Holland core values of integrity, respect, excellence and hard work personify the values and work ethic of our veterans," continued Ware. "Veterans fit in well with the Holland culture, and we are proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT to help find great talent."
Founded in Holland, Mich. in 1929, Holland provides industry-leading, on-time reliability for next-day less-than-truckload shipments in the Central and Southeastern United States and Eastern Canada. Holland provides full-state regional delivery from 57 service centers in twelve states and two provinces: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
"We are thrilled Holland has increased their commitment to hire more veterans," said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. "The trucking industry is a great fit for veterans. We look forward to working together to help Holland find and employ more talented veterans and transitioning service men and women."
"Holland represents the new American trucking industry," said Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT. "Over 60% of the driving jobs at Holland are local. Professional drivers who work for Holland are service-focused with a mission of on-time and safe shipment deliveries that our veterans understand and appreciate. We are delighted to be partnered with Holland to help them find great veteran talent."
Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Holland was founded by John and Katherine Cooper in Holland, Michigan in 1929. Holland provides industry-leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the Central and Southeastern United States and in Eastern Canada. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:YRCW) Follow Holland on Facebook: http://facebook.com/hollandregional.
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from public, private and nonprofit sectors, their goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has inspired more than 1,700 businesses of all sizes to hire 369,000 veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. And as a direct result of more than 830 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Germany, more than 25,000 men and women have found employment.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers' selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT's core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable over 50,000 veterans, and transitioning military service men and women find great driving careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information, please visit http://fastport.com and http://truckingtrack.org/.
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