Con-way Truckload, Army collaborate on priority hiring plan


Representatives of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Con-way Truckload signed an agreement Wednesday, Aug. 29, to provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success.

PaYS is a partnership between the Army and a cross-section of U.S. corporations and public sector agencies that was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented people who want to serve their country and secure future success once their Army service is complete.

“The U.S. Army is excited to have Con-way Truckload as a partner in the Army PaYS program,” said Lt. Col. Vernon Jakoby, commander of the U.S. Army’s Kansas City Recruiting Battalion. “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.”

Under terms of the agreement between the Army and Con-way Truckload, enlistees interested in gaining specific job training and qualifications will receive that training during their military service. Upon completion of their military service, soldiers who expressed an interest in working for Con-way Truckload will receive a job interview if openings exist in their field of interest.

“It’s a privilege and an honor for Con-way Truckload to have over 650 veterans as part of our team,” said Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer of the Joplin, Mo.-based company. “We look forward to adding to that number with this partnership.”