Con-way Freight, U.S. Army Reserve launch partnership

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The U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight on Wednesday, July 2, announced the launch of a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in both serving the nation and pursuing a career in the commercial freight transportation industry.

The official signing ceremony was held at Con-way Freight’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. The agreement provides Army Reserve soldiers opportunities for employment with Con-way Freight once they successfully complete their military occupational training. The Army Reserve and Con-way Freight will work together to recruit, license and offer training reciprocity to qualified soldier candidates who are entering the freight transportation field.

“We are proud to have Con-way Freight, a company that has a strong reputation for supporting the U.S. military, as an employer partner,” says Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve and Commanding General, Army Reserve Command. “Our partnership will provide soldiers with opportunities to apply the unique skills and experience they have gained in the Army Reserve to the civilian work force.”

“The brave men and women of the Army Reserve are well known for their leadership, teamwork and professionalism,” says John G. Labrie, president of Con-way Freight. “They understand esprit de corps, and they bring a level of experience and work ethic to the job that’s a tremendous asset for our organization. It’s an honor to join the Army Reserve in this partnership. We consider it a competitive advantage to be a recommended employer of choice for such a highly skilled and dedicated group of individuals as they take the next step in their careers.”