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SOURCE Enterprise Holdings
Enlisting Veterans to Join its Ranks One of Several Initiatives in Support of Service Members
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has added more than 4,000 military veterans to its staff since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission brings together companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses. Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands, is one of 165 companies associated with the organization. Recently, the 100,000 Jobs Mission announced that it has hired more than 161,000 U.S. military veterans since its 2011 inception.
Enterprise has hired nearly 1,000 military veterans since the beginning of 2014. "At Enterprise, we are always looking for smart, talented, ambitious individuals to join our ranks," said Pam Webster, assistant vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise Holdings. "Military veterans have had a lot of success within our company, and we will continue to recruit and hire even more former service members in the years ahead."
Enterprise's 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.
Today, Enterprise Holdings' support of the military focuses on three key areas – recruitment and hiring, local operations and community relations.
Earlier this year, Enterprise Holdings updated its careers and recruitment website to feature information about 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.
Enterprise Holdings not only established this robust military-focused careers and recruitment site, but also an online internal resource group for employees with military experience, where they are able to come together, share experiences and network across the company. The site also highlights the extraordinary stories of several Enterprise Holdings employees with military experience.
Enterprise Holdings was also designated a Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine, "Best for Vets: Employers" 2014 by the Military Times publishing organization, Most Valuable Employer for Military 2014 by CivilianJobs.com and a 2013 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs.
Support of active military personnel is demonstrated by the recent agreement with the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), which selected Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the contracted rental car vendor at 18 Navy Exchange (NEX) locations nationwide. The partnership provides these locations on-base access to car rentals, truck rentals and car-sharing services – providing a comprehensive transportation solution to meet diverse travel needs of service members. Even before the NEXCOM agreement, Enterprise was already serving 50 U.S. military bases.
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, donated $250,000 to the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free or no-cost lodging to the families of veterans receiving treatment at military medical centers. The donation is being used for the operations and addition of comfort homes on the grounds of major military and Veteran's Affairs (VA) medical centers.
For more information about Enterprise Holdings, visit http://www.enterpriseholdings.com/.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $16.4 billion in revenue, employed 78,000 and operated 1.4 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2013. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of neighborhood and airport locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Fleet Management provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales and Enterprise Commercial Trucks. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees.
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