Fastport receives Hiring Our Heroes award

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fastport has been awarded the 4th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Capital One Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced in a press release.

Fastport’s JobMaps is a smartphone app that matches drivers with a job best fit for them and near their hometown. JobMaps calculates a user’s response to job listings to find the perfect match. Reviews from past drivers of a particular job are also featured.

OOIDA recently partnered with Fastport to help military veterans find jobs in trucking. As part of the agreement, OOIDA will provide online education to help veterans learn how to become owner-operators, how to pass a safety audit and how to figure cost of operations.

The Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment is awarded to companies with fewer than 500 employees who demonstrate leadership in hiring veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.

Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.

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