Energy Industry Firm Reaches Out to Employ U.S. Veterans
PetroCard Systems Joins HireVeterans.com
by Marcy Jones
PetroCard Systems, Inc., a wholesale distributor in fuels and lubricants, headquartered in Kent, WA, has created an apprenticeship program to assist U.S. veterans in finding a career in driving after they have served. "We believe when U.S. veterans exit the military, we should do our part to make sure we take care of them after they've taken care of us," said Jim Pederson, SVP of Fleet Services.
Jim Pederson and many employees at PetroCard have long family history in the military and believe that the military has the same core values that PetroCard does. "The drivers that have been the most successful have come from a military background. After discovering that, we decided that we should create a program that targets the type of employee we want to hire."
The apprenticeship program was created for veteran's exiting the military and not having civilian's licenses or endorsements. This program pays drivers while they train to get their CDL, tank, hazmat and other endorsements needed to become a Mobile Fleet Fueler at PetroCard. PetroCard Systems, Inc., a predominant fuel leader in the Pacific Northwest is the seventh largest privately held company in Washington. With six locations in Washington and Oregon, PetroCard employs over 180 families.
PetroCard has been in business of petroleum and lubricant products for over 30 years and is one of the rare companies that practices Open Book Management, where employees are privy to all financial information. For more information regarding the Apprenticeship Program, please contact Don Dabner, [email protected] or 1.800.950.3835.