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Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04
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Veteran Hiring Initiative

Former Military Personnel are a Unique Talent Pool for the Private Sector - Logistics Included

Veterans bring unique abilities and experience to the civilian workforce that can bolster any employer’s business, including hard-to-teach traits like leadership, loyalty, dedication, self-motivation, sustained performance under pressure, the ability to carry out complex procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. These are characteristics that every employer is looking for, especially Americold.


Americold has worked with partners to design a customized solution for interviewing Vets, by identifying locations where local labor pools are scarce, and then proactively building a pool of veteran candidates available to work in those geographies.

“Our veteran workers exhibit excellent traits such as a commitment to service excellence, attention to detail, safety, teamwork, accountability, and most importantly, are solution-oriented: they never let a problem stand in the way of a solution,” says Patricia Elkon, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Americold. “We seek top talent to help us meet our mission: to be the global provider of choice for temperature controlled infrastructure and supply chain solutions through our innovation, experience, and people. Hiring veterans helps us to achieve this goal – and we find it extremely rewarding to partner with veterans who have such an excellent track record and who have given so much to our country.”

Check out our Americold Careers page to see the opportunities we have available, and apply online right there.

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