Tuesday, June 23, 2009

YRC Worldwide Announces Partnership With Army Reserve

Cooperative Agreement Builds Careers, Economy

YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced that it has finalized an agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for soldiers and veterans.

Under the agreement formally known as the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI), YRC Worldwide joins hundreds of employers throughout the U.S. pledging to work with the military to identify and hire qualified job applicants. As an EPI member, YRC Worldwide will provide postings of all applicable jobs to all 20 U.S. Army Reserve locations.

Jim Kissinger, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for YRC Worldwide, met with Army Reserve leaders in Kansas City, Mo., to sign the formal EPI agreement, and said it is an extension of outreach efforts already under way to hire veterans.

"We've hired a significant number of veterans, and we have found that military experience is a good fit for many of the opportunities we have," Kissinger said. "We've also found that the Army provides excellent training in the field of logistics and transportation."

Maj. Gen. Mari K. Ender, deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve, said she was pleased to have the opportunity to establish enduring strategic partnerships with YRC Worldwide and other employers. "I look forward to collaborating with our newest valued partners to achieve mutual goals to attract, develop and retain a quality workforce," she said.

Since April 2008, more than 300 public and private employers have joined the EPI, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, industry associations, state agencies and local police departments.

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