The pullout of troops from Afghanistan, the end of the war in Iraq, and the high unemployment rate among veterans provide carriers with an opportunity to find qualified drivers and diesel technicians, according to the Truckload Carriers Assn.
The association is sponsoring a webinar Feb. 23 from noon to 1:30 pm ET to discuss the barriers to recruiting current and ex-military personnel, and possible solutions.
Participants will also gain tips and ideas for developing a military recruiting program. Topics of the webinar will include:
• Working with military organizations and how to partner with them.
• Best practices in areas such as transitioning military personnel to civilian employment.
• Verifying, qualifying, and quantifying military experience for civilian employment.
• The tools and techniques available to help you successfully recruit from the military.
Scheduled speakers for the webinar are Jeffrey Bessent, director of safety, deBoer Transportation, Inc.; David “Duke” Ellington, personnel supervisor, Con-way Freight; Harold T. Riggins, III, transition services manager, Army Career and Alumni Program and Joe C. Thomas, Contractor, IIF Data Solutions, program support technician, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Owners; CEOs; recruiters; human resources and recruiting directors, fleet, safety, and maintenance managers are encouraged to participate. The interactive program will provide opportunities for participants to ask questions.
Registration for TCA members is $169 or $248 for access to the live event and a recorded program for one year. Registration for non-members is $219 or $328 for access to the live event and a recorded program for one year.
Visit http://tca.truckload.org/scripts/4Disapi.dll/4DCGI/events/Register.html?Action=Register&ConfID_W=171&Time=1655335213 to register for the event.