Enterprise Holdings Hires More Than 6,000 Since Joining 100,000 Jobs Mission
Enterprise Holdings announced it has hired more than 6,000 military veterans and reservists since joining the ranks of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission brings together private companies that recognize the tremendous value military veterans bring to the workplace and are committed to helping former service members make the transition from military to civilian careers. Founded in 2011 by 11 companies, the coalition has helped place more than 240,000 veterans in engaging careers.
Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is one of more than 190 companies associated with the 100,000 Jobs Mission. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees. Through its regional subsidiaries, the company operates more than 6,000 fully staffed offices in the U.S. – almost 70 percent more than its nearest competitor – and all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.
“Much like the military, Enterprise rewards and recognizes individuals for their performance and commitment to teamwork,” said Pam Webster, assistant vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise Holdings. “The dedication, work ethic and team spirit our former service members bring to the workplace make them natural leaders at Enterprise, and we look forward to hiring even more veterans as a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition.”
Enterprise Holdings’ commitment to the military goes back nearly six decades. The company is named after the USS Enterprise, one of the aircraft carriers company founder Jack Taylor served on as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. It is widely recognized as the most decorated warship in U.S. military history.
Enterprise Holdings’ support of the military focuses on three key areas – recruitment and hiring, local operations and community relations.Today, veterans and reservists comprise nearly 10 percent of Enterprise Holdings’ total U.S. workforce.
Earlier this year, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation – the company’s philanthropic arm – committed $3 million to the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House is a non-profit organization that operates more than 60 locations across the country to provide free lodging and airfare for family members of wounded service members while they receive medical care.
In fact,Enterprise Holdings updated its careers and recruitment website last year to feature its military heritage and ongoing support of veterans. The website includes employment opportunities for transitioning military personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military families. The website is a valuable tool for attracting current and former military members to the company.
In 2005, Enterprise received Five-Star recognition in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support Program, and was recognized with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers that support their employees’ service in the National Guard and Reserve.
In 2012, Enterprise was honored for the second time as a Freedom Award Nominee by the ESGR, and was one of only two Missouri companies to receive the first Extraordinary Employer Support Award from the ESGR for sustained support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.In fact, Enterprise pays the salary differential for employees on active duty, so they continue to receive full pay during their service.
Enterprise also has been named a Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine, “Best for Vets: Employers” by the Military Times publishing organization and Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com.
SOURCE: Enterprise Holdings press release
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