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78 G.I. JOBS | FEBRUARY 2017 | GIJOBS.COM INDUSTRY INTEL FOOD SERVICE s Americans, we love to eat. But did you ever wonder how the food gets to your table? Whether you're eating out or dining at home, chances are good that a company like US Foods or McLane Company helped get it there. Between them these two distribu- tors employ nearly 50,000 people, and they both actively recruit veterans. In 2016 alone McLane hired close to 500 military veterans. "McLane hires veterans for several reasons, and some of the most notable are their hard work ethic, accelerated learning curve and the fact that they are good team players," says Jennifer Rojas, EEO compliance & inclusion manager. "Military veterans have also had the experience working side by side with diverse individuals regardless of gender, religion, economic status, etc. These characteristics are important in today's workplace and it simply makes good business sense to hire veterans." Indeed, but you knew that. So does US Foods. "US Foods recognizes how the values, skills and experiences of our veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists align to our business, including collab- oration, high standards of excellence, leadership, ability to remain calm dur- ing stressful times and focus on safety," says Bob Taylor, VP of talent acquisi- tion and a former Navy officer. "For example, within the US Foods opera- tions organization there are a variety of critical roles where we recruit those with military experience for operations leaders, fleet mechanics, CDL-A drivers, and warehouse, inventory and logistics personnel." Here' another reason to consider this career track. "The transportation and warehouse industry is one of growth and stabil- ity," Rojas says. "Because the industry is large, many job openings will result from growth but also from the need to replace workers who retire or trans- fer to other industries. Opportunities exist for good, qualified workers at all levels." Check out the hottest jobs these employers offer on page 82. A CONNECTING THE DOTS Distributors need veterans to help get food to American tables.

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