Penske was recently named a 2021 Military Friendly Employer in recognition of the company's commitment to creating employment opportunities for veterans.
The list, created by VIQTORY, which publishes G.I. Jobs and Military Spouses magazines, serves as a bellwether for veterans and their spouses in their search for the best employment opportunities.
As a staunch supporter of veterans and veteran organizations, Penske is proud to be among 240 employers, which earned the Military-Friendly Employer designation. In the past year, veterans represented 10% of all Penske new hires.
Since 2003, the Military Friendly lists have set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and military spouses.
"Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations," said Josh Rosen, Director of Military Friendly ®. "To them, hiring veterans isn't just the right thing to do. It's good for business."
Driving Military Recruitment
Penske actively recruits veterans by promoting employment opportunities in military publications, on veterans' job boards, and through exclusive partnerships with military-friendly organizations such as ESGR, G.I. Jobs, RecruitMilitary, Military Officers Association of America, VetCentral, VRS Virtual Veteran Career Fairs, Hirepurpose, Corporate America Supports You, Lucas Group and Bradley-Morris, Inc.
Penske has teamed up with Veteran Recruiting (VR) and other leading employers to support the VetFriendly Jobs Initiative to hire or train 100,000 veterans by 2020.
The company was one of many that joined efforts with VR to support the White House Joining Forces Initiative, which led to the hiring of 170,000 veterans between 2011 and 2016.
Military-Friendly Organization Supporter
In addition to hiring, the company is proud to partner with and support military-friendly organizations, including: The Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE campaign and Support Military Families.
Penske Truck Rental, a division of Penske Truck Leasing, joined with Paralyzed Veterans seven years ago to create the #OneWay4PVA campaign, which encourages rental customers to donate $1 to Paralyzed Veterans Mission: ABLE campaign.
The generosity of one-way customers and Penske donations on all one-way moves have resulted in more than $3 million for Paralyzed Veterans.
Penske associates regularly volunteer for organizations that support and honor our troops and veterans like the Paul R. Gordon Veteran Social Center of Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania.
In addition, Penske offers discounts on truck rentals for active military members and veterans when reserving one-way truck rentals online.
Both Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics offer a wide range of career opportunities, including truck fleet maintenance technicians, truck drivers, fleet maintenance supervisors, operations management roles, as well as logistics and supply chain operations roles and many others.
Visit https://penske.jobs/veterans/ for more information on career opportunities.
By "Move Ahead" Staff