Earlier this month, we shared driver experiences with Wreaths Across America (WAA). Our company’s participation and support of WAA each year is part of our larger commitment to veterans — a commitment we reaffirmed that same weekend at a historical Statement of Support signing event coordinated by FASTPORT for the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).
Our Senior Manager of Driver Recruiting, Gretchen Jackson, joined FASPORT, ESGR, the Department of Defense and more than 40 employers at the Pentagon on Dec. 11 to participate in the ceremony. There, we formally pledged XPO Logistics Truckload’s support for their Guard and Reserve employees, vowing to advocate for them while they pursue their careers and fulfill their military obligations. This pledge affirms that we are ready and able to stand as first responders in veteran employment.
The purpose of the Statement of Support program is to increase employer backing by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Alex Baird, ESGR Executive Director said in a press release from FASTPORT, “Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.” The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support of employee service in the Guard and Reserve.”
When asked about the experience and XPO’s participation, Gretchen said, “We’ve always seen the value of supporting our nation’s military. It’s the right thing to do. It’s why we participate in programs like Wreaths Across America, why we rolled out our True to the Troops program earlier this year and why we have our own military advocate to help not only hire, but work with our service member employees to ensure they are succeeding in their careers while being able to meet their service requirements.”
If you have questions about any of our military programs, please contact us to learn more about XPO Logistics Truckload’s commitment to our military members.