ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands, is extending its Veterans Day celebration throughout the month of November. To show its support, Enterprise Holdings is backing two initiatives aimed at honoring current and former military members and their families.
For the second consecutive year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is partnering with Progressive Insurance on its Keys to Progress® event on November 11, an initiative that will provide more than 100 veterans and their families with newly refurbished vehicles. To ensure that these recipients are well covered, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide automobile insurance for each donated vehicle for the first six months. The vehicles have been fully restored for the veterans as part of National Auto Body Council's (NABC) Recycled Rides project, of which Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a longtime partner.
In addition, Enterprise Car Sales, the used car sales division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, announced that it is providing a special 24-month/24,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on each vehicle purchased by an active member of the U.S. military or a U.S. veteran throughout November. Dependents of active duty military are also eligible for the special offer.
What's more, Enterprise has added more than 4,000 military veterans to its staff since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012. Enterprise Holdings is one of 170 companies associated with the organization, which brings together companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses.
"Military veterans possess a valuable skillset that translates well into our business activities and allows them to be very successful," said Pam Webster, assistant vice president of talent acquisition, Enterprise Holdings. "Since the beginning of 2014, we have hired more than 1,200 veterans and reservists and we will continue to recruit even more current and former service members in the future."
Enterprise Holdings' commitment to the military goes back nearly six decades. The company is named after the USS Enterprise, one of the aircraft carriers on which company founder Jack Taylor served as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. It is widely recognized as the most decorated warship in U.S. military history. Today, Enterprise Holdings' support of the military focuses on three key areas – recruitment and hiring, local operations and community relations.
Earlier this year, Enterprise updated its careers and recruitment website to feature information about its military heritage and ongoing support of veterans. The website includes employment opportunities for transitioning military personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve and military families. The site also highlights the extraordinary stories of several Enterprise Holdings employees with military experience.
Enterprise has been widely recognized for its ongoing support for veterans and reservists, including designations as a Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine, "Best for Vets: Employers" 2014 by the Military Times publishing organization and Most Valuable Employer for Military 2014 by CivilianJobs.com.
Support of active military personnel is demonstrated by the recent agreement with the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), which selected Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the contracted rental car vendor at 18 Navy Exchange (NEX) locations nationwide. The partnership provides these locations on-base access to car rentals, truck rentals and car-sharing services – providing a comprehensive transportation solution to meet diverse travel needs of service members. Even before the NEXCOM agreement, Enterprise was already serving 50 U.S. military bases. In addition, Enterprise solidified its relationship with the U.S. government recently by contracting to provide car-sharing to the General Services Administration in Washington D.C., New York City, Boston and Chicago.
Enterprise Holdings also honors current and former military personnel through charitable contributions. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, donated $250,000 to the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free or no-cost lodging to the families of veterans receiving treatment at military medical centers. The donation is being used for the operations and addition of comfort homes on the grounds of major military and Veteran's Affairs (VA) medical centers.
To learn more about Enterprise's military heritage, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com or aboutus.enterprise.com/milestones.html. To explore career options or learn more about Enterprise Holdings' support of the military, visit www.go.enterprise.com/military.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $17.8 billion in revenue, employed 83,000 and operated 1.5 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2014. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,600 neighborhood and airport locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Fleet Management provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Commercial Trucks and Zimride by Enterprise. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees.
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