Mission Accomplished - 10,000 Veterans Hired By 2020
Support of the U.S. military runs deep in our roots and dates back to Mr. Hunt’s own military service. We believe that their values strongly align with those of the company. In December, J.B. Hunt hired its 10,000th veteran since 2014, a commitment that many people throughout the company worked hard to achieve! More than 15% of J.B. Hunt employees are now veterans, and we have helped many transition from service to a career in management, maintenance, office, and driving.
“There’s so much potential for veterans in this industry, so we’ve established a support effort to help them develop rewarding careers that match their skillset with our opportunities,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “This was a bold and honorable goal for us, and I am very proud of all who helped make it happen.”
Throughout the year, J.B. Hunt continues to make a concerted effort to show support for our veterans, from participating in events such as Wreaths Across America and the Arkansas Run for the Fallen traveling memorial, to enabling our Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) to generate awareness and collaboration among employees. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.