At J.B. Hunt, we are thankful for the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made. We see tremendous value in the skills, attention to detail and strong work ethic curated during the time of service. We offer a variety of jobs and resources to veterans interested in pursuing their career in the transportation industry and are committed to observing veteran holidays and special events.
Here are 5 ways that we support those who have served:
1) J.B. Hunt Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG)
VERG focuses on enhancing veteran’s professional career development and work productivity as well as sponsoring corporate veteran events. As a small token of appreciation, VERG presents employee veterans with challenge coins to show gratitude and support for troops in each of our military branches.
“I received a commemorative coin from J.B. Hunt today… Thank you! Thanks to the entire company! I never expected one from a trucking company… Getting a gift like this is crazy cool. I’m proud to work for a company that prioritizes things like this. I feel supported by you guys. You all very much touched my heart.” – Veteran Driver Evan
2) Company Support of the ESGR and Veteran Jobs Mission
In 2013, J.B. Hunt signed a Statement of Support through the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program, pledging to hire and support employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
J.B. Hunt is also a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of 200+ companies dedicated to hiring 1,000,000 U.S. military Veterans.
3) Differential Military Pay Policy
J.B. Hunt understands that employee Guardsmen and Reservists can be called to duty and therefore absent from their civilian jobs. To offer stability and minimize loss of income during service, J.B. Hunt pays the difference between a qualified employee’s military compensation and their regular salary.
4) Observing Veteran Holidays and Events
J.B. Hunt encourages employees to participate in veteran holidays on a corporate and account level. Since 2014, J.B. Hunt has also participated in Wreaths Across America where J.B. Hunt drivers transport thousands of wreaths to national cemeteries and join fellow employees and volunteers to lay them at the graves of fallen soldiers.
5) Recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer
For 12 years, J.B. Hunt has been recognized by G.I. Jobs for our commitment in providing veterans a smooth transition into rewarding civilian careers in transportation.
Are you a veteran or civilian interested in learning about our local, regional or over the road driving jobs? Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out our short form and we’ll contact you!