TQL to Receive Award for Outstanding Work with National Guard

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Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will receive an award from the American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH) campaign next week at the National Guard Association of the United States, headquartered in Washington D.C.

Ohio Gov. Kasich recognizes TQL veterans during a visit to the company's Cincinnati office  on Oct. 7

Ohio Gov. Kasich takes a photo with TQL leaders and veterans during a visit to the company's Cincinnati office on Oct. 7, 2014

Any business that puts veterans at the top is clearly a business that understands values, because veterans served us and now you're serving them. -- Ohio Governor John Kasich

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will receive an award from the American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH) campaign next week at the National Guard Association of the United States, headquartered in Washington D.C.

“TQL is proud to be a part of the American Jobs for America’s Heroes campaign. We hire vets and members of the National Guard because they possess the skills and values we are looking for – an outstanding work ethic, the ability to learn new skills quickly, and the tenacity for creating success in any situation,” said TQL Executive Vice President Kerry Byrne.

TQL made the announcement during an Oct. 7 visit from Ohio Governor John Kasich. Gov. Kasich was visiting the company’s Western Hills office in Cincinnati, in part to recognize the company’s military hiring efforts.

“Any business that puts veterans at the top is clearly a business that understands values, because veterans served us and now you’re serving them,” commented Gov. Kasich.

The AJAH campaign is a non-profit alliance with the National Guard, developed and managed by the non-profit organization Center for America, to help unemployed National Guard members, veterans, and their spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector. The campaign includes more than 160 trade and professional organizations, non-profit organizations, and state chambers of commerce.

This is the first award presented by the Center of America Award for Outstanding Commitment and Leadership. It will be presented during a ceremony at The Hall of Flags on Oct. 23. TQL will be recognized, along with several other employers, trade associations, nonprofits, and National Guard associations.

“The mission is critical – there are tens of thousands of highly trained and motivated National Guard members and veterans who will provide the integrity and adaptability needed in the American private sector,” said Steve Nowlan, Center for America president and CEO.

TQL’s military hiring efforts have been recognized several times over the past two years. The company received a Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) in 2013 for its exemplary support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve. TQL was an Ohio nominee for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in 2013. In 2014, TQL earned the Military Friendly Employer® title from G.I. Jobs magazine.

About Total Quality Logistics
Total Quality Logistics (TQL), a privately held business headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation. Founded in 1997, the company connects shippers who have truckload freight that needs to be moved with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. The company employs more than 2800 people in 27 locations nationwide and had revenues in excess of $1.6 billion last year. To learn more about available job opportunities at TQL or events going on at TQL across the country, please visit us on the web at tql.com.

How American Jobs for America’s Heroes Works
Free job postings submitted by employers are provided directly to hundreds of military employment counselors in the National Guard Employment Network and other military branches who are actively working one-on-one with candidates and employers to match them to jobs. AJAH is an ongoing complement to traditional job boards and job fairs. http://www.centerforamerica.org/pledge/ng/ajah_mm.html.

There are no fees to participating companies or job candidates. Employers who want to post open positions can sign up through the Center for America website at: http://www.centerforamerica.org/register.html

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