Intermediaries Association proudly announces that member XPO Logistics
has hired 26 veterans in 2014. The TIA Veterans Hiring Initiative
surpassed its initial goal with members hiring more than 100 returning
soldiers this year.
“Many of the
character traits of military service - loyalty, integrity, a drive to
succeed and a fierce work ethic - are core values of XPO as well. Our
recruitment efforts have added veterans to our team across our network,
and will continue to be a part of our growth. We're proud to have helped
TIA meet its goal for the transition of military personnel to civilian
careers in transportation logistics," said John Tuomala, Vice President -
Talent Management for XPO Logistics.
Hiring Initiative encourages member companies to hire veterans as they
leave our country’s service and enter the private sector. The men and
women who serve in our armed forces are highly trained, reliable, and
hard working; after having served overseas they deserve to come home to
good paying jobs. Transitioning into the third party logistics industry
is a good fit for many of these veterans.
TIA Chairman and
President of Choptank Transport Inc., Geoff Turner pledged to hire five
veterans by the end of 2014, and has now bolstered his staff with seven
veterans. He stated: “At the beginning of 2014, I challenged our 1400+
TIA members to hire at least 100 veterans. I was touched by the
outpouring of support and I am beyond proud that we exceeded our goal.
As we move into the new year, let’s continue to reward these fine men
and woman with great careers within the logistics industry.”
Details about the program are available at the TIA Government Affairs website and you may contact Will Sehestedt, Government Affairs Manager at 703-299-5713 or by e-mail.