Ryder is finalist for Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award

Nov. 14, 2012
The US Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced that Ryder is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award

The US Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced that Ryder is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award.

Ryder is among 25 businesses nominated for five awards because of demonstrated leadership in addressing challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in their search for meaningful employment. The announcement comes as Hiring Our Heroes crossed the 14,000-hire milestone since the program began in March 2011.

Hiring Our Heroes awards are given in these categories: Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; Wounded Warrior Employment; Post-9/11 Veteran Employment; Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring; and Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment. This year’s finalists are:

•Lee Anderson, Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in hiring veterans and military spouses and honoring the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation—Comcast/NBCUniversal; Goldman Sachs; Sears; United Services Automobile Association (USAA); Walmart.

•Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers in their search for meaningful employment—CACI; Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC); Modern Technology Solutions Inc (MTSI); Southwest Airlines; VSE Corporation.

•Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in enhancing the ability of post-9/11 veterans to find meaningful employment in the private sector—Chesapeake Energy; GE; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Prudential; Ryder.

•Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award, for demonstrated leadership in supporting military spouses in their search for meaningful employment in the private sector—Booz Allen Hamilton; Capital One; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA); Hunt Companies; The Major Group.

•Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment, for demonstrated leadership in hiring veterans and military spouses and honoring sacrifices they have made in service to our nation—Aaron’s Inc; Meineke Car Care Center of Pensacola FL; National Military Family Association; Willbros T&D Services; Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC.

Winners in each category will be announced at the second annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner at the Chamber on November 14, 2012. A peer committee of veterans and military spouses will select the winners.

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