Hanson Logistics announced its commitment to hire veterans through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Trucking Track and a partnership with FASTPORT, Inc. to help fulfill that hiring commitment.
Hanson Logistics is the evolution of Hanson Cold Storage, founded in 1954 to support fruit and vegetable growers. Hanson Cold Storage grew to become the 13th largest refrigerated warehouse network in the country, with 9 facilities in Michigan and Indiana and a total capacity of 37,000,000 cu. ft. of deep frozen, refrigerated and dry warehousing space.
“The bedrock of Hanson Logistics is our motto “Yes, We Can!”, which we apply to everything we do,” said Andrew Janson, President and CEO of Hanson Logistics. “Military veterans, transitioning service members, members of the Guard and Reserve as well as military spouses carry that same work ethic and attitude. We are thrilled to provide careers and a professional environment where that mentality is recognized and rewarded. More than that, we are grateful to have persons with that can-do spirit as a Hanson teammate because we know they will help our business succeed.”
“We are thrilled Hanson Logistics has developed a military hiring strategy to recruit transitioning military veterans working in collaboration with FASTPORT,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “The trucking industry can benefit immensely from our country’s talented veterans, and we look forward to working together to help Hanson Logistics find and employ more veterans and transitioning service members.”
“We are honored to help Hanson Logistics connect the military community to their next careers, especially with incredible great entry-level and experienced opportunities such as professional truck driver, forklift driver, warehouse workers and refrigeration technicians,” said Brad Bentley, President of FASTPORT. “They value military talent and provide great career paths to allow military community members the opportunity to continue serving the country in a critical industry.”
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with a vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. In March 2012, Hiring Our Heroes and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. This milestone was achieved in June 2015 when 500,000 veteran and military spouse hires were confirmed.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
FASTPORT, Inc. is an employment software development company that builds products to help Veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Using its proprietary technology, FASTPORT is committed to matching job seekers to employers actively hiring from the military community.
FASTPORT, Inc. is a Department of Labor Industry Intermediary to increase apprenticeship programs for civilian and Veteran talent and has a commercial co-venture with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program to develop the preeminent employment marketplace to connect employers and military candidates. For more information, visit fastport.com.