First Transit Partners with Military to Provide Employment Opportunities for Returning Soldiers

FOR RELEASE February 3, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes
513.362.4600

 First Transit Partners with Military to Provide Employment Opportunities for Returning Soldiers

First Transit signs recruiting contract with Army PaYs program.

 

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati based, First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, recently confirmed a partnership with the United States Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYs) program. This partnership presents an opportunity for soldiers returning from duty the ability to locate and interview for employment opportunities with First Transit. The available positions include maintenance staff, transit drivers and many more within the company’s division.
 
President of First Transit and First Services Brad Thomas, believes this partnership is a positive not only for the Army but for First Transit as well.
 
“With this partnership, First Transit has the ability to choose from a dedicated and professional pool of applicants,” Thomas said. “The training our military men and women acquire gives them the tools needed to immediately make an impact within our operations. The military instills a focus and discipline into its personnel that is a perfect fit to the culture within First Transit.”
 
The Army’s Advertising and Public Affairs Chief Donald Herth sees the partnership as a great opportunity for soldiers returning from duty to obtain employment and provide for themselves and their families.
 
“This is certainly a win-win situation,” Herth said. “An Army Vet is promised an interview, and in return the company gets a well trained, highly disciplined employee pool to hire from.”
 
The PaYS program is a nationwide Army program with hundreds of corporate partners, offering potential jobs to returning or retiring Soldiers after their service to their country is complete. Through this relationship, thousands of professionally trained soldiers have the opportunity to become employees of First Transit and First Services throughout North America. 
 
About First Transit
First Transit, Inc., part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. In 2008, FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. With more than 51 years of experience, First Transit provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit www.firsttransit.comor follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.