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• Hire Heroes USA announced its new corporate partnership with Ryder, a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for veterans and transitioning members of the armed services. Hire Heroes USA uses a personal approach to prepare veterans for the civilian job market through strategic job search, self-marketing and resume revision. As part of this process, Hire Heroes USA hosts an online job forum, allowing veterans to apply for jobs posted by Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners. As a corporate partner of Hire Heroes USA, Ryder will be able to electronically search the resumes of veteran-candidates who have been assessed and coached by Hire Heroes USA staff members.

Hire Heroes USA offers multiple partnership levels, each one allowing for increased access to veteran job postings. Ryder’s corporate partnership at the highest level, providing for unlimited access to job postings in Hire Heroes USA’s online job forum, illustrates the company’s commitment to hiring our nation’s heroes. Understanding distinct experience and leadership inherent to military personnel, Ryder will be able to leverage the valuable skills learned through military service to help fill a variety of roles in the company including diesel mechanics, professional truck drivers, logistics managers and other professional support positions.

“Ryder has made a strong statement to combat the threat of widespread veteran unemployment,” said Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA president and spokesman. “Providing employment opportunities that draw upon the logistical, mechanical, management and professional driving experience of many veterans and military personnel is an essential piece of getting service men and women back to work. Ryder is a perfect corporate partner for Hire Heroes USA because of their dedication and accessibility to providing jobs to veterans.”

In 2011 to date, Ryder has hired over 3,100 new employees in the U.S., including more than 1,100 drivers, close to 1,000 mechanics, and over 1,000 other professionals. For more information, visit www.ryder.com.

Send letters to Sgt. Shaft, c/o John Fales, P.O. Box 65900, Washington, D.C. 20035-5900; fax 301/622-3330, call 202/257-5446 or email sgtshaft@bavf.org.