YRC Worldwide Inc. 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.
Since April 2008, more than 300 public and private employers have joined the EPI. 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 says 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 says. “We’ve also found that the Army provides excellent training in the field of logistics and transportation.”