McDonough, GA – (August 25, 2014) – Bennett International Group, LLC., announces the launch of its veteran hiring initiative.
Since many serving in the military have held positions in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management, statistics show they gain many of the valuable skills well suited for the transportation and logistics industry in the civilian job market.
While the company has always hired those who have served in the Armed Forces, the company is taking extra measures to reach veterans and those who are transitioning from the military and looking for a career as a civilian.
Lee Gentry, executive vice president of Bennett International Group, said that over the years we have had many veterans work for Bennett and have found the work ethic and skills they gained in the military are a good fit for the career opportunities at Bennett.
“Our driving opportunities give veterans a chance to become their own boss and enter into the field of professional trucking at almost any stage,” Gentry said. “Whether they travel the country gaining valuable experience with Bennett’s DriveAway division, use their own pickup truck to haul RVs or take advantage of our lease purchase program to get into big-rig flatbed trucking, the company has something for most everyone. Plus, for those transitioning out of the military, with a military skills test waiver they can be on the road quickly.”
As part of the veteran hiring initiative, Bennett is participating in job fairs that focus on the recruitment of veterans and the military held at military facilities across the U.S., and the company recently launched its website, www.bennett-hires-vets.com that focuses solely on hiring veterans.
Marcia Taylor, president and chief executive officer at Bennett, said that at Bennett, we appreciate the sacrifices our troops make while serving our country, and we honor and support those who are currently serving and those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.
“We want to continue to support them as they return home,” she said. “We hope that through this veteran hiring initiative, Bennett will be able to help those looking for work in the transportation industry and that they will find a home here as part of the Bennett family.”
About Bennett International Group
McDonough-Ga.-based Bennett International Group is a woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified, diversified transportation company. Through its seven affiliated operating companies Bennett International Group delivers integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information, visit www.bennett-hires-vets.com