Richmond_Smith_OJT.jpgCOOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020. To assist in that effort, Averitt is now offering an On-The-Job Training (OJT) program that is approved for veterans benefits.

Veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and are hired by Averitt receive several benefits through the On-The-Job Training program. In addition to an Averitt paycheck and $5,000 tuition/transition assistance bonus, veterans can earn as much as $1,140 per month tax-free for up to 12 months using available GI Bill funds.

“Hiring military veterans is a special focus for our team, because they are a perfect fit on many levels,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “They have a strong sense of commitment and service, they know how to work as part of a team, and they have discipline that helps them excel in whatever role they play. They’re exactly the kind of associates we want to have on our team.”

New associates participating in the program receive a combination of behind-the-wheel training and mentorship throughout the 12-month program.

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Photo caption: Atlanta West associate and On-The-Job Training participant Richmond Smith (left) is greeted by Averitt chairman and chief executive officer Gary Sasser (right) after recently joining the Averitt team.



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