Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Werner Screwmass

Werner Enterprises is a utopia compared to Iraq. Here is an interesting article from Traffic World:

"Werner Enterprises Named a Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer


OMAHA, Neb. -For the third year in a row, Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) has been recognized in G.I. Jobs' sixth annual list of the nation's Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers®. Many military veterans possess valuable skills that transition well for Werner Enterprises, which is why they are so valuable to the company. To attract and retain veterans, the company has instituted the Werner Enterprises Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program. This U.S. Department of Labor approved program provides veterans joining Werner Enterprises' professional driving force structured, on-the-job training and allows them to draw from their G.I. Bill during their first year driving for the company.

"The Apprenticeship Program and other policies are the reason veterans comprise 20 percent of our entire company workforce," said John Moore, manager of qualified recruiting for Werner Enterprises. "We emphasize the recruiting of veterans and each month we hire around 50 veterans for professional driving positions." "


A soldier's G.I. Bill could be used at any university or community college. Werner is more than happy to take the money.

Meanwhile, Werner executives were not feeling the pinch in 2008. C.L. and the rest of the gang had a merry little Screwmass in Omaha.

"The Associated Press reported that the top four officers will share more than $1 million in bonuses, with the CEO and chairman each receiving $350,000."

--- WernerScrews 10-4