At J.B. Hunt, we are committed to regularly recognizing the sacrifice that the military members, as well as their families, make daily. Supporting the people who serve our country is of the utmost importance here, as we are a company founded by a veteran with veterans in mind.
With military appreciation being at the forefront of everything we do here at J.B. Hunt, we want to make sure to spotlight the programs and benefits that we have available for service members at J.B. Hunt. From our employee resource group formed for veterans and those who support them to our commitment to hiring 1,600 veterans a year, there’s a place here for every service member.
Through this Department of Defense program, service members are given the opportunity to gain civilian work experience while still on active duty. This program is available to military members, as well as their spouses, who are within 180 days of release from active duty. The SkillBridge program allows you to look into career opportunities and gain relevant experience while slowly transitioning into civilian life after your service ends. Our company is proud to offer veterans the option to partake in this program and to potentially become a part of the J.B. Hunt family.
Military Leave Benefits
At J.B. Hunt, we aim to provide comprehensive benefits for our employees. As a military-friendly employer, we are happy to support those who serve in any stage of their career or service. Military members and their family members are also eligible to take up to 26 weeks per calendar year to care for a family member who suffers an injury or becomes ill while on active duty.
Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)
VERG is our employee resource group that all employees are welcome to join, but it is a particularly great resource for our veterans and active-duty employees. This group is a great place to continue learning more about the military, get support from fellow veterans and allows for a safe space where members can share their stories and build a community.
“I am so happy to be a part of VERG. VERG has given me the opportunity to connect with fellow veterans and share experiences, as well as networking opportunities.”Alex, Capacity Procurement Representative and five-year Veteran of the United States Marine Corps
At J.B. Hunt, we are proud to be a Freedom Award recipient, but we are prouder of our support to employees called to active-duty service. We also provide a military deployment and re-entry guide for our active-duty employees as well as offering whole and differential pay to support members in their military and civilian career.
Wreaths Across America
“It says so much to a family when anyone takes a second to acknowledge that loss and reminds them, they are not forgotten. J.B. Hunt does this on the highest level I’ve personally seen in any company.”Jacob, Regional Equipment Manager and 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force
Every December, we are proud to support Wreaths Across America to remember our fallen U.S. veterans and honor and teach of their sacrifice. J.B. Hunt and the entire trucking industry are a proud part of this mission and are responsible for delivering and handling the transportation of millions of wreaths to more than 4,000 participating locations.
Our people are the core of J.B. Hunt culture. We love supporting our military employees and watching them thrive. If you’re considering a new career in supply chain and transportation, join our Talent Community to stay connected on exciting career opportunities. To learn more about our military culture and programs, visit our site.