Air Force Wounded Warriors Employment Program:
The Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Civil Service Employment Program assists combat-related ill and injured Airmen with a 30 percent or higher combat-related disability rating to secure Air Force civil service jobs. It provides for the noncompetitive placement of a wounded warrior into an Air Force civil service position and can temporarily fund their salary through the use of a central salary account if necessary. Wounded warriors interested in the special hiring program should contact their nonmedical care manager. For more information about the Air Force Wounded Warrior programs and opportunities, visit the Air Force Wounded Warrior website at http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/. For information about other personnel issues, visit the myPers website.
Trucking Companies Looking for Vets:
Despite the fact that millions of Americans are looking for work, ninety percent of trucking companies say they can’t find enough drivers. Long hours and many nights spent away from home make the driver’s seat difficult to fill, so trucking companies are targeting a group they believe has the skill-set to handle a tough job–veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Like other large trucking companies, Schneider National has ramped-up its efforts to recruit veterans since 2001. Close to 15 percent of the company’s approximately 13,000 drivers are veterans, and the wants more. To learn more about career opportunities available at Schneider National or to apply, visit http://www.schneiderjobs.com/ or call 1-800-44-PRIDE (1-800-447-7433).