U-Haul Named 2021 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

May 25, 2021

U-Haul® International has been designated a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer, honoring the company’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veteran employees and others in the military-connected community.

The 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards spotlighted 80 organizations across the country from the hundreds participating in the competitive selection process. VETS Indexes is a New York firm working to promote veteran employment.

“U-Haul has always been a veteran-focused company and continues to stay true to those values through our hiring,” stated Ty Artenian, U-Haul Recruiting Manager. “We are always striving for new ways to hire and show our appreciation towards veterans. We offer a variety of positions and benefits for veterans seeking a rewarding civilian career. U-Haul is honored to be recognized as a veteran-friendly employer.”

U-Haul is hiring in several markets. Find career opportunities at uhauljobs.com.

Focus on Veteran Jobs

Phoenix has been home to U-Haul headquarters since 1967. The company began in 1945 by a U.S. Navy veteran and his wife as WWII was nearing an end. Also, many of the earliest U-Haul Team Members, neighborhood dealers and customers were veterans returning from the war, seeking to move their families to a better life.

Today, U-Haul aggressively recruits and hires veterans. The company has received recognition throughout the years as one of the nation’s top veteran-friendly employers by multiple organizations.

“Coming out of the military with cutting-edge technical training, as well as critical soft skills including leadership and teamwork, veterans represent one of our nation’s richest talent pools,” George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes, said in a statement.

“U-Haul International has established itself as one of the nation’s top veteran employers, with its status as a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer. Their commitment to not just hiring veterans, but then helping them to develop into integral and high-ranking employees, is outstanding and deserves recognition.”

The VETS Indexes Employer Awards are based on granular and objective 65-question surveys, evaluating employers across five categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

Benefits to Assist Vets

U-Haul strives to excel in each of these areas. It partners with ComPsych® to offer Team Members, and their families, comprehensive mental and emotional support through free counseling. Veterans also benefit from a wellness program featuring an EAP, nicotine cessation assistance, gym and trainer reimbursements, registered dietitian plans, health fairs and an online health portal, U-Haul Active Day group fitness events, and financial/retirement planning.

U-Haul University, certified by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, offers veterans continued education and skill development opportunities. Additionally, the U-Haul educational assistance program can help with the cost of college tuition, supplementing UHU courses and accreditations.

By partnering with the Military Spouses Employment program, U-Haul helps to ensure family members of service members have jobs. U-Haul also supports many veteran-affiliated charities and organizations while providing volunteer opportunities in the community.

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