FedEx teammate receives recognition from Ohio Department of Veteran Affairs

Ohio recognizes FedEx Supply Chain & FedEx Custom Critical for commitment to veterans

November 10, 2017

This month in Uniontown, Ohio, the Ohio Department of Veteran Services (ODVS) recognized FedEx Supply Chain and FedEx Custom Critical® for our company’s commitment to hiring and retaining former service members.

FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Supply Chain executives Virginia Addicott, Allan Brown and Ramona Hood joined Director Chip Tansill of ODVS to receive Ohio MeansJobs Challenge Coins for their efforts to increase the number of veterans employed at FedEx. Dir. Tansill also recognized veterans in attendance at the ceremony with Ohio Department of Veterans Services Challenge Coins to thank them for their service to our country and commend their post-military professional success.

“OhioMeansJobs Challenge Coins are given to employers, service providers and individuals who make a unique contribution to the veteran community,” said Tansill. “The state of Ohio has more than 2,700 military-friendly businesses and I’m pleased to honor one of the most prominent employers of veterans in the state: FedEx.”

In line with the FedEx commitment to diversity & inclusion, these FedEx operating companies were recognized for their tireless work throughout their communities to onboard, retain and promote veterans in the workforce.

“FedEx understands not only the importance – but how essential it is – to recruit, hire and retain a diversified workforce,” said Hood. “As part of this understanding, we continually strive to encourage diversity and inclusion in our recruiting efforts, finding ways to open the door to a career with FedEx for individuals with disabilities, minorities, underrepresented groups and those who face similar challenges.”

Together, FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Supply Chain have doubled their number of employed veterans within the last year.

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