OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Werner
Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, was named this week by GI Jobs® magazine as a “Top 100
Military Friendly® Employer for 2016” and a “Top 50 Military Spouse
Employer for 2016.”
This is the tenth time Werner has been named as a Top 100 Military
Friendly® Employer and the second time as a Top 50 Military Spouse
Employer. The magazine ranks companies on the strength of their military
recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior active military
service and policies toward National Guard and Reserve services.
“We owe our military veterans a huge debt of gratitude for the
sacrifices they make while serving our country,” President and COO Derek
Leathers said. “With that in mind, it has become our mission to create
the best opportunities available for veterans and their families as they
return to civilian life and transition to new careers.”
Werner widely has been acknowledged for its efforts to ease the
transition of military veterans into the workplace, including its Professional
Truck Driver Apprenticeship that allows veterans to use their
benefits to pay for training while receiving on-the-job instruction.
Werner has hired more than 6,500 veterans since 2012 and more
than 350 veteran spouses since May 2013, surpassing the pledge it
made in 2012 under the White House campaign Joining Forces to hire 1,000
veterans per year for the next five years. Werner has pledged to hire
2,200 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2015.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier
transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North
America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner
maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains
offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia.
Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United
States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that
includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services.
Werner’s Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management,
truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International
services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary
companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight
forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global
Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further
information about Werner, visit the company’s website at www.werner.com.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
of Corporate Communications