At a ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of Schneider National’s military recruitment program, Schneider International announced they will be hiring 650 military members in 2012.

Schneider National has been on  G.I. Jobs list of military-friendly employers for 6 years straight and has been named the Most Valuable Employer for Military list for the 2nd year in a row.

Schneider’s history with the military goes all the way back to Schneider’s beginning in 1935.  Al Schneider, Schneider’s founder, was a longtime Guardsmen, who recruited several of his fellow Guardsmen to work at the growing trucking company.

In 1992, the company created a formal military recruitment program.  One such program was the Military Apprenticeship Program, helped Schneider employees collect an extra $1, 069 per month, for the first year, through the V.A. education benefits.  The extra income was in addition to their Schneider earnings.

“Our military personnel and those coming back as veterans are well trained, well prepared. They are  well educated and committed, and they understand discipline and  organization and  are a good asset to our employers, ” said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who attended the ceremony, held at Schneider’s Green Bay, Wisconsin, headquarters. “This is something we’ve been pushing this year, but [Schneider] has been pushing it for 2 decades.”

Governor Walker declared April 4, 2012, Schneider National Hire a Hero Day.

 

 

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