OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to affirm its pledge to support and hire those individuals who have served in our nation's military, YRC Freight celebrated its commitment with an event at its Charlotte, N.C. terminal on February 9th. The event underscored YRC Freight's pledge to assist and support America's heroes to find their place in professional civilian careers.
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Having joined forces with some of the top agencies in the country when it comes to supporting veterans, YRC Freight is proving that it is serious about its mission to provide career opportunities to the military and has partnered with a number of veteran organizations, such as Hiring Our Heroes, Partnership for Youth Success (PAYS), VA-US Department of Veteran Affairs (VEC-Veterans Employment Center), Employment Partnership Office (EPO), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Soldier for Life, Marine Executive Association, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) and 100,000 Jobs Mission.
"YRC Freight has tremendous professional opportunities for our veterans in numerous career areas throughout our 260 locations across the nation," said Darren Hawkins, president of YRC Freight. "We are actively seeking to increase the number of military professionals in our ranks, citing the valuable skills, expertise and life experience they bring to the table. Not only do our nation's heroes have the drive to succeed in the transportation industry, but many of the skills they have acquired in the military transfer smoothly into the trucking industry, providing a powerful and professional workforce," continued Hawkins.
On hand to speak were Military Veteran Eric Eversole, U.S. Chamber of Commerce VP-Hiring Our Heroes Selden J. Fritschner, Commercial Driver's License Division at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Chief Alma Adams, Congresswoman representing North Carolina and Alphonso Lewis, YRC Freight Professional Driver and Military Veteran.
"YRC Freight remains committed to hiring the nation's heroes and leveraging their expertise in the transportation industry. The event in Charlotte highlighted a renewed commitment to our nation's military as well as career opportunities in an industry where their skills are highly valued," added Hawkins.
About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.
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About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive LTL networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide companies offer industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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