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Oct 23, 2020 7:37:03 AM
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As a result of its continuing commitment to military veterans, Averitt Express was recently designated a 2021 Military Friendly Company.
This marks the second consecutive year that Averitt has been recognized in the national survey. The Military Friendly® Company survey was compiled by veteran-owned business Viqtory. According to its website, Military Friendly Employers “strive toward and succeed in the areas that matter most in helping veterans and other members of the military community make the transition from the military to satisfying employment in the civilian world.”
Additionally, Viqtory says Military Friendly Employers are “better for veterans, with the hiring, retention, advancement and employee development programs in place to help them reach their career goals.”
As part of the survey, Viqtory polled military veterans, and combined those results with public data to determine the companies that meet the stringent Military Friendly Employer criteria. The results were then audited by the professional services firm Ernst & Young.
“When it comes to teamwork, military veterans set the bar through their dedication to serving together to protect our nation,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Reserves. “The foundation of Averitt is built upon teamwork and the idea that the greater whole better serves our customers and communities than one individual. We call it the 'power of one.'
"We are honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment of hiring veterans, and we look forward to continuing to enabling veterans to excel within our industry."
In 2016, Averitt made a pledge to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020. The company achieved and exceeded its goal in 2019.
To learn more about the career opportunities Averitt offers military veterans, including its GI Bill training program, as well as see profiles of associates with varying service backgrounds, visit AverittSalutesYou.com.
For more information about the Military Friendly Company survey, visit militaryfriendly.com.
About Averitt Express
Averitt Express is a leading transportation employer with more than 100 locations throughout the United States. The company features many amenities to serve its driving force, such as state-of-the-art facilities, driver support centers for its over-the-road drivers, dynamic safety technology on its equipment, finishing schools and other training programs, and much more. It also has a strong benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, a company-funded profit-sharing retirement plan, an incentive program for referrals, a uniform credit, and paid holidays. These benefits, combined with a team-oriented culture and opportunities for career growth, help Averitt show unity throughout its network and to its customers. For more information about Averitt, as well as a list of job openings, call 1-888-AVERITT or visit AverittCareers.com.
Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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