Averitt Express Acknowledged As Military-Friendly Hiring Company

by Jake Tully - Published: 2/28/2018

Earlier this week, transportation and logistics provider Averitt Express announced that it was recognized by a national survey as a Military Friendly Company due to the company’s commitment to U.S. military veterans.

According to the Military Friendly Company, the survey conducted by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business identified Averitt Express as one of several organizations “organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact.”

Elise Leeson, Vice President of Human Resources at Averitt Express reports that the company’s commitment to military veterans has been a historically beneficial component of the company’s operations.

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“We’re honored and humbled to be named as a Military Friendly Company,” said Leeson. “Our commitment to hiring military veterans and helping them grow in their careers is an important part of our culture. And veterans are a great fit for our team, because they know the importance of service, teamwork and working toward a common cause. Being a Military Friendly Company is a win-win for all of us.”

The Military Friendly Company survey included other criteria in which to grade companies such as opportunities for career advancement and company hiring opportunities for veterans as well as charitable investment and customer service for these employees.

Averitt reports that it is a certified employer for the On-The-Job-Training Program that assists veterans in the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

According to Averitt, veterans that participate in this program are those that qualify for the GI Bill and are hired as associates at Averitt who can receive additional GI Bill benefits.

Interested parties may visit Averitt’s site to learn more about company-wide programs for U.S. veterans.