Penske was recently named a 2020 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.
"We appreciate the dedication and service of veterans to our country, and we are proud to hire and employ veterans and active National Guard and Reserve members," said Jennifer Sockel, Penske Transportation Solutions' executive vice president of talent and enterprise services.
As a staunch supporter of veterans and veteran organizations, Penske is proud to be among 290 employers, which earned the Military-Friendly Employer designation. Over the last three years, veterans represented 6% of all Penske new hires.
"The deep skills that veterans and active duty military possess, such as leadership, teamwork and work ethic, fit well with the teams in our truck leasing and logistics businesses," she said. "We are honored to help the men and women of the military successfully transition into a rewarding civilian career with us, and we welcome them to our organization."
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.
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, Support Military Spouses and World T.E.A.M. Sports.
Penske Truck Rental, a division of Penske Truck Leasing, joined with Paralyzed Veterans six 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 $2.5 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 Bernie Mixon