On August 18th, 2015, the Hiring our Heroes team at Fort Benning in Georgia held its first transportation specific hiring event for transitioning soldiers. Twenty seven companies were on hand to discuss job opportunities with an estimated 221 participating soldiers with a wide variety of job experience levels.
In addition, the ATA driving simulator was onsite, along with nine custom tractors, four trailers, and an emergency spill clean-up vehicle. One of America’s Road Team Captains was on hand to demonstrate the simulator for attendees.
Vanquish was represented at the event by Jason Bothman and Angela Corbett. We were onsite to recruit Class A CDL drivers for our growing trucking division. Multiple offers of employment were extended during the event. Vanquish hopes to onboard soldiers as they transition from military to civilian life.
Due to the interest generated by this event, plans are now underway to do more of these specific events at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune.
View a short video about the event, from BenningTV.