Today, UPS pledged to hire more than 25,000 veterans over the next five years. The company committed to serving more than 25,000 employee volunteer hours helping veterans and Veterans Service Organizations (VSO).
“The Joining Forces initiative is an important and natural extension of UPS’s outward and visible support of the men and women that serve in the military,” said Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. “Men and women who were prepared to give all a person can give, and with devotion and gallantry, were ready to sacrifice. Veterans, who through their service, honored their nation, should know that UPS can and wants their talents and skills to be recognized and valued.”
Additionally, UPS says it will continue its commitment to helping veterans transition into the civilian workforce though networking opportunities by forming new alliances with VSOs, working through government outreach efforts, establishing Veteran Business Resource Groups and by enhancing the level of recognition for employees who have so honorably served.
Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members make up 7.5 percent of UPS’s domestic workforce.