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How the U.S. Labor Department Helps
Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
Intermodal Insights thanks the U.S. Department of Labor for providing this article.

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he Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service can assist
trucking, rail and other intermodal businesses connect with federal, state and other
resources to facilitate veteran hiring.

VETS focuses on four key areas to support our nation's
veterans: (1) preparing veterans for meaningful careers; (2)
providing them with employment resources and expertise;
(3) protecting their employment rights; and (4) promoting the
employment of veterans and related training opportunities to
employers across the country.
In particular, veterans can be a valuable source of new
workers for the trucking industry, in light of the ongoing shortage
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over time due to demographics and anticipated increases in
intermodal freight moved by motor, rail and marine carriers as
well as marketers of those services.
We're committed to working with employers like you - who
know that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but it's
good for business.
The team at DOL VETS is here to help you hire veterans.
Whether you need local hiring assistance or you're ready to
start a veteran employment initiative, please email the National
Veterans' Employment Manager, Mark Toal, at toal.mark.j@dol.
gov. ;QWECPCNUQƒPFKPHQTOCVKQPQPQWTGORNQ[GTCUUKUVCPEG
program at www.dol.gov/vets or follow us on Twitter @VETS_DOL
#HireVETS.
There are nearly 10.5 million veterans in the workforce today
with approximately 200,000 who transition from military service each year. The workforce demographics of veterans in the

workplace show that they are more mature than most employers
realize, with 66 percent over the age of 45 and only 15 percent
under age 35.
While there has been great improvement in veteran employment, we still have nearly 500,000 unemployed veterans who are
seeking meaningful employment. Please consider veterans of all
ages as over 57 percent of unemployed veterans are over the age
of 45.

Veterans bring a higher level of
dedication and professionalism,
are more productive, and have
higher retention rates.
Hiring Veterans: A Good Business Decision
Hiring and retaining veterans is a good business decision.
Several studies have concluded that veterans bring a higher level
of dedication and professionalism, are more productive, and have
higher retention rates - attributes that cut costs and increase
the bottom line for employers. A study published in November
2016 by the Center for a New American Security, "ONWARD AND

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - March/April 2017

Insights - March/April 2017
IANA News
Chassis Transition Has Moved Forward, More Changes Ahead
Did You Know?
New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Freight Report
Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
Intermodal Information Services
Government News
International Intermodal News
New Members
People News
State News
Intermodal Calendar
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Insights - March/April 2017 - Did You Know?
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Insights - March/April 2017 - New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
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Insights - March/April 2017 - Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
Insights - March/April 2017 - 20
Insights - March/April 2017 - How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
Insights - March/April 2017 - 22
Insights - March/April 2017 - FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Insights - March/April 2017 - 24
Insights - March/April 2017 - Freight Report
Insights - March/April 2017 - Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Insights - March/April 2017 - Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Insights - March/April 2017 - 28
Insights - March/April 2017 - Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
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Insights - March/April 2017 - Intermodal Information Services
Insights - March/April 2017 - Government News
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Insights - March/April 2017 - International Intermodal News
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Insights - March/April 2017 - New Members
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