WANTED:SOLDIERS, VETERANS, WOMEN AND
MINORITIES TO HAUL FEDEX CUSTOM CRITICAL LOADS
Jobs start at $53,000+
Driver Qualification Standards
• CDL with hazmat
• Lead tractor driver must have six months of recent verifiable experience within the last two years OR the military equivalent
• Minimum 21 years of age
• Safety-approved MVR
• Skill evaluation for co-drivers with less than six months
As a sub-contractor to FedEx Custom Critical, M.E.D. Transport with the support of the state of Georgia, plans to employ over 2,100 U.S. veterans, women and minorities into the expedite transportation industry over the next 9 years in our "Veterans and Minorities into Expedite" program.
Service members do not want Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service members (UCX). They want Jobs. Although the situation for returning veterans is improving slowly, as of March 2015 207,000 Gulf War-era II veterans remain unemployed. The unemployment rate for those veterans at 7.2% is a full 1.4% higher than the national average. In a recent Pew study, nearly 30% of returning veterans reported they found it difficult to transition to civilian life.
Clearly, more can be done to meet the needs of our separating service members. No single method will be the answer. However, innovative approaches can have significant impacts on many lives. To that end, the team of M.E.D. Transport is working with FedEx Custom Critical through its owner operator program to move women, minorities and soldiers transitioning out of the military into the Custom Critical delivery industry.
Meet Louis White, our designer and builder.
Don't Count Me Out has partnered with public organizations and private businesses to ensure our young people and their parents have viable jobs and substantive employment.
We provide job placement support for our parents and personal development training. Our approach is holistic and geared toward the entire family.
Personal Development Training
Parents in need of employment and housing support many attend the Kaleidoscope Empowerment/Survival business workshop.
Lead by Sandra Foster Ph.D., of Clark Atlanta University, the business workshop is dedicated to prepare participants to acclimate to civilian life and to FedEx Custom Critical White Glove standards. They will also capitalize on their successes and become prepared to enter into this non-traditional occupation.
Participants will experience physical and emotional challenges that will put them on the road to management in a high paying career. It involves a therapeutic experience to build commitment to the program and encourages strong group bonding. It will introduce the mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual components of the project.
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