FOR RELEASE November 12, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes
First Transit Puts Veterans Back to Work
First Transit and Army PaYs helps retired and returning soldiers find jobs.
CINCINNATI— In February 2012, Cincinnati-based First Transit, Inc. began a partnership with the United States Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYs) program. The PaYS program is a nationwide Army initiative with hundreds of corporate partners, offering potential jobs to returning or retiring soldiers. Through this relationship, thousands of professionally trained soldiers have the opportunity to become employees of First Transit and First Services, the leading private provider of transit management and contracting services.
“It is an honor for First Transit to partner with the military and work together to assist the nation’s veterans,” said Brad Thomas, president, First Transit and First Services. “I admire the work ethic and dedication soldiers exhibit through their military service and am grateful for the more than 900 veterans we employ throughout North America. This Veteran’s Day we recognize more than the job our employees do for First Transit daily, we recognize the sacrifice so many have taken to provide us with the freedoms and liberties we are privileged to enjoy.”
Through the program, veterans are interviewed and placed in a number of transit and vehicle maintenance positions 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.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.