J.B. Hunt continues its mission to help America’s military families by connecting military men and women and their spouses to job opportunities. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its Fastport partner recently welcomed J.B. Hunt Transport to the program.
As part of the partnership, J.B. Hunt will supply a fast-track to meaningful employment to veterans and their spouses in their driving force as well as office support. J.B. Hunt will provide mentorship throughout the recruiting and on-boarding process as well as assistance in relocation where it applies.
“By joining forces with Hiring Our Heroes and Fastport, J.B. Hunt will be able to showcase our multiple career avenues in a ‘one-stop-shop’ for veterans and their spouses and communicate quickly and directly with those that have already made the transition to civilian life as well as those that are just starting the process out-of-country,” said Craig Harper, EVP - Driver Personnel and Operations at J.B. Hunt. "With this program we’re providing veterans with military equipment operations experience a fast-track to a great career. Our founder, Mr. Hunt was an army serviceman, became a truck driver, built this business and was one of the great entrepreneurs in the industry. We need more service men and women to follow in his footsteps.”
J.B. Hunt currently ranks 14th on the G.I. Jobs 2014 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list.