J.B. Hunt’s Mission: Employ 10,000 Veterans by 2020
Hiring military Veterans is a company-wide effort at J.B. Hunt, and we are dedicated to employing 10,000 Veterans by 2020. We value your character and what you bring to the transportation industry – hard work, devotion, intelligence, leadership and aptitude.
Under our Hunt’s Heroes division and as a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program provider, we offer a number of hiring and mentoring programs that employ Veterans and transitioning soldiers, as well as military spouses.
Our most well-known programs fall under our J. B. Hunt National Apprenticeship Program – the Hunt’s Heroes CDL-A Hiring Program and Military Finisher Program. The first caters to Veterans across all MOS codes who are interested in pursuing professional driving as their civilian career, while the latter is a fast track program for those who have experience driving heavy equipment during their service time.
Through the CDL-A and Military Finisher programs, Veterans are paid a stable income while they complete orientation, driving school, and behind-the-wheel training. They assume their responsibilities at either a local (home daily) or regional (home weekly) Dedicated Contract Services or Intermodal fleet. As a participant in our 12-month J. B. Hunt National Apprenticeship Program, one may also be eligible to receive a GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payment from the VA in addition to his or her paycheck.
Our Military Spouse Hiring Program is designed to hire a Hunt’s Heroes professional driver’s spouse OR an active duty military spouse. The program involves a normal interviewing process and allows the spouse to work from home, base or any convenient location.
Lastly, J.B. Hunt offers a Maintenance Hiring Program where Veterans are trained under a certified professional trainer. They will receive on-the-job instruction and training, certification and full-time employment.
J.B. Hunt is proud to offer an array of career opportunities to Veterans, transitioning soldiers and their spouses. Learn more about joining our ranks by calling 1-800-207-6097 or visit our military hiring site: www.jbhunt.jobs/military.
As J.B. Hunt’s marketing content manager, Liz Kapsner enjoys working closely with the Hunt’s Heroes military hiring team to raise awareness about transportation careers for Veterans and their spouses. She finds it rewarding to work for a company who understands the importance of hiring Veterans as well as assisting them in their transition into the civilian work place.