Supporting And Hiring Veterans A Focus For Total Quality Logistics
Cincinnati — Total Quality Logistics (TQL) today received a Patriot Award for its exemplary support of employees in the National Guard and Reserves. The company was nominated for the honor by employee and National Guard member, 2nd Lt. Andrew Carpenter. The award is sponsored by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).
Carpenter specifically cited the support of his Group Sales Manager, Rick Borkowski, in his decision to join the National Guard. “Rick assured me my job and my accounts would be exactly the same when I got back, and they were. The loyalty that Rick and TQL showed to me while I was away solidified my decision that this is the place I want to grow my career.”
Carpenter joined TQL in May 2009. He enlisted in the National Guard in the fall of 2010 and had to dedicate eight of the next 12 months to military training.
TQL is hosting two open houses in the Cincinnati area next week, Wednesday, April 25 and Saturday, April 28. The events are open to anyone seeking an entry-level sales position, and the company hopes that current or retired military personnel will consider a career at TQL.
“Members of the military possess extraordinary skill sets that translate perfectly into the fast-paced and constantly-changing work of a freight broker. They have an outstanding work ethic, they are able to think on their feet, they are quick to learn new skills, and they find success in any situation,” said TQL Sales Recruiter, Matthew Disher.
Disher, who also is a Marine Corps Veteran, is helping to train TQL corporate recruiters on reading military discharge orders so they can identify these valuable skills. “Military jargon can be hard to understand. If you can interpret these orders, you can find a phenomenal new employee.”
TQL open houses will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the company’s Clermont County headquarters, located at 4289 Ivy Pointe Boulevard, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. The events are open to anyone seeking a rewarding career in sales. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume. Onsite interviews for entry-level sales positions will be conducted during the open house, as well as tours of the TQL facility.
ABOUT TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS (WWW.TQL.COM)
Total Quality Logistics is the nation's third largest freight brokerage firm with more than 1,800 employees in nine states. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the company was founded in 1997. TQL arranges full truckload transportation for more than 7,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. It works with more than 50,000 carriers and moves more than 500,000 shipments annually. The company has built a reputation for its integrity, reliability, and unmatched customer service. TQL has earned “Top Workplace” honors at its Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, and Tampa offices. TQL is committed to making a positive community impact in all of the cities in which it operates. To learn more about Total Quality Logistics, visit www.tql.com.