HIRING AMERICA TELEVISION SHOW AND FASTPORT PARTNER TO DELIVER TELEVISED TRUCKING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETS
NEW YORK, NY — Sept. 24, 2015 — Hiring America, the nationally syndicated television program dedicated to helping employ transitioning veterans and their families and FASTPORT—an innovative user-friendly technology for connecting/screening job candidates with top trucking carriers—today announced a partnership.
Trucking meets Television … and more Veterans get hired
“We are thrilled to partner with FASTPORT to leverage their industry expertise and leadership in educating Veterans about the trucking industry’s wide variety of career opportunities,” said Bill Deutch, CEO of Hiring America, a television program which is now seen on 195 TV stations across the nation and on the American Forces Network. “We will literally be connecting thousands of Veterans to quality jobs in the trucking industry.”
FASTPORT—in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program—has developed the Trucking Track Mentoring Program as the on-ramp for Veterans and transitioning military into great careers with leading trucking industry employers.
Each Hiring America show will dedicate a weekly segment for the entire year to career opportunities for Veterans in the trucking industry. “By utilizing a single online platform—the Trucking Track—the trucking industry can reach more Veterans and transitioning service men and women with a focused approach,” observed Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT. “We are delighted to partner with Hiring America to provide these talented Veterans access to jobs in the trucking industry through their television syndication and Armed Forces Network.”
Top executives from major trucking firms looking to fill job needs will be interviewed in upcoming Hiring America Shows. These include such industry stalwarts as Clean Harbors, Ryder, TMC Transportation, Werner, Kenan Advantage Group and J.B. Hunt.
“The trucking industry highly values military experience and is seeking to hire over 100,000 Veterans in the next two years,” noted McLennan. “Getting these great jobs communicated to as many transitioning service men and women through televised outlets is a ‘win-win’ for everybody.”
“We’re excited to showcase the outstanding career opportunities these industry leaders offer our veterans,” continued Deutch. “I know Hiring America viewers will respond favorably to learning about these great careers and employers, and we look forward to helping them connect.”
Hiring America is produced with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—America’s largest combat veterans organization.
About Hiring America
Hiring America is the first employment TV program for transitioning veterans and their families. Our mission is to help veterans and members of the Armed Forces connect with companies that have jobs available and organizations that support the military community.
Each participating company and organization is carefully selected to participate on the show. Hiring America looks for companies with strong veteran hiring initiatives and organizations whose mission it is to provide services that facilitate the transition process. Our goal on each episode is for the viewer to have the ability to access companies and organizations that are actively hiring veterans today. For industries that are regionally based such as utilities, we give viewers the ability to learn about how to connect to these industries in their own community.
Hiring America is your advocate in the world of veteran employment. For more information about the show, please Contact us.
FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers’ selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT’s core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable over 150,000 veterans, and transitioning military service men and women find great careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information visit http://fastport.com and http://truckingtrack.org/