INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celadon Group, Inc.'s (NYSE: CGI) Celadon Trucking Services announced that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®. First published in 2003, Military Friendly® Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
Companies and organizations earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation are evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media's proprietary survey. Victory Media determines ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings are determined by combining an organization's survey score with an assessment of the organization's ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
"Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. "Our Military Friendly® Employers are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers."
Celadon also announced that the company has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program through the Department of Labor and the Veteran's Administration. Future and current Celadon drivers using GI Bill® benefits may now be eligible to earn additional monthly income in addition to their regular salary as they transition into their new trucking careers with Celadon.
Applicants to the 12-month program must be using GI Bill® benefits to qualify for the program and apply directly to the Veterans Administration. Veterans will have the opportunity to earn additional allowances and stipends tax-free from government funding during the 12-month program. The amounts are determined by the years served and the type of benefits received through the GI Bill®.
"Our military veterans have made great sacrifices to serve and protect our country, and when they return from duty, they deserve our support," commented Paul Will, chairman and chief executive officer of the Celadon Group, Inc. "These veterans provide a wide variety of skills and deep-seated sense of leadership and drive. Celadon is committed to hiring military talent, knowing that recruiting veterans is not only the 'right thing to do,' but the right thing for business."
Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-protect and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services, which provides freight brokerage services, freight management, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.
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