On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in Joplin, Missouri, Con-way and the U.S. Army signed an agreement that will give hiring priority to soldiers who have completed their service to the United States Army and who have participated in the Partnership for Youth Success Program.
In a Con-way press release Lt. Col. Vernon Jakoby, commander of the U.S. Army’s Kansas City Recruiting Battalion said, “The U.S. Army is excited to have Con-way Truckload as a partner in the Army PaYS program. This is clearly a win-win for both organizations. Con-way will gain employees who have developed professional work habits and who have been held to the highest standards, while our soldiers gain the opportunity to enter into another great organization where they can add value.”
Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) is a partnership between the Army and a group of U.S. corporations and public agencies, developed to help the army attract, train and deploy those who want to serve their country after their service to the Army is complete.
Under the agreement, those interested in specific career paths will receive specific job training for the careers they wish to have once their service is complete. Upon completion of service, Con-way agrees to grant interviews to those in the program for open positions.
“It’s a privilege and an honor for Con-way Truckload to have over 650 veterans as part of our team,” Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer, Con-way Truckload said in the press release. “We look forward to adding to that number with this partnership.”