Con-Way Truckload (a carrier in Joplin, Missouri with over 3,100 drivers) and the U.S. Army recently announced a program to help veterans.  

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The program will provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The program was announced on recently during a ceremony at Con-way Truckload’s headquarters in Joplin.

PaYS is a partnership between the Army and U.S. corporations and public sector agencies. PaYS helps the Army attract, train and deploy talented people who want to serve their country and secure future employment opportunities after they finish their Army service.

Soldiers interested in driving for Con-Way Truckload will receive job training and qualifications for commercial driving during their military service.  When their military service is finished, soldiers who expressed an interest in working for Con-way Truckload will receive a job interview if an opening exists.

TheTrucker.com reported comments on the program by Lt. Col. Vernon Jakoby, commander of the U.S. Army’s Kansas City Recruiting Battalion:

“The U.S. Army is excited to have Con-way Truckload as a partner in the Army PaYS program.  This is clearly a win-win for both organizations. Con-way will gain employees who have developed professional work habits and who have been held to the highest standards, while our soldiers gain the opportunity to enter into another great organization where they can add value.”

Let’s hope this program leads to well deserved, and needed, jobs for our military veterans.