YRC Worldwide Announces Partnership With Army Reserve

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) today announced that it has finalized an agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for soldiers and veterans.

     

Under the agreement formally known as the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI), YRC Worldwide joins hundreds of employers throughout the U.S. pledging to work with the military to identify and hire qualified job applicants. As an EPI member, YRC Worldwide will provide postings of all applicable jobs to all 20 U.S. Army Reserve locations.

Jim Kissinger, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for YRC Worldwide, met with Army Reserve leaders in Kansas City, Mo., to sign the formal EPI agreement, and said it is an extension of outreach efforts already under way to hire veterans.

"We’ve hired a significant number of veterans, and we have found that military experience is a good fit for many of the opportunities we have," Kissinger said. "We’ve also found that the Army provides excellent training in the field of logistics and transportation."

Maj. Gen. Mari K. Ender, deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve, said she was pleased to have the opportunity to establish enduring strategic partnerships with YRC Worldwide and other employers. "I look forward to collaborating with our newest valued partners to achieve mutual goals to attract, develop and retain a quality workforce," she said.

Since April 2008, more than 300 public and private employers have joined the EPI, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, industry associations, state agencies and local police departments.

YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland, Reddaway and YRC Glen Moore. Building on the strength of its heritage brands, Yellow Transportation and Roadway, the enterprise provides global transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Worldwide employs approximately 49,000 people.

SOURCE: YRC Worldwide Inc.

CONTACT: Suzanne Dawson, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, +1-212-329-1420,
[email protected], for YRC Worldwide

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