OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was recently designated a Best for Vets Employer by the Military Times for the second consecutive year. The publication’s annual list recognizes 75 companies for exemplary hiring efforts and employment benefits for military veterans and spouses.
Werner’s survey-based ranking included several performance areas identified by the Military Times:
*Number of military veteran associates
*Number of 2015 military veteran hires
*Percentage of recruiting budget for military veterans
*Military veteran spouse policies
Since 2011, Werner has hired more than 7,550 military veterans and has pledged to hire 2,000 military veterans in 2016. Since May 2013, Werner has hired more than 400 military veteran spouses.
“We take great pride in our military veteran associates and we will continue to invest in their success here at Werner,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers. “We hope their numbers grow as we continue to expand our methods to support their transition.”
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the company’s website at www.werner.com.
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Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications