Veteran and Military Support
Talent and Expertise Are Always in Demand
Military personnel know about hard work and dedication. They understand the importance of leadership and accountability. And at UPS, we value those qualities--that's why we hire an average of 5,000 United States veterans each year.
We work closely with a number of veteran, disability, and Wounded Warrior
organizations to promote career opportunities with UPS, including:
Our signed Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)--along with our two-time recognition as the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award--highlight our commitment to the ESGR mission and our work to help servicemen and women gain and maintain employment.
We also assist and partner with the U.S. military in other ways, providing
practical experience and making business ownership easier.
- The UPS Store--Offer business experience and employment
opportunities through their 36 stores operating on 33 different U.S. military
- VetFran--Reduce The UPS
Store franchise fee by $10,000 for qualified veterans, and as part of Operation Enduring Opportunity, 20 veterans will have the
entire fee waived. Currently, veterans own more than 250 locations, with more
than 150 franchises awarded to first-time veterans since 2004.
- Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF)--Make 15 percent of our cargo
fleet available to the Department of Defense to supplement military aircraft
when emergency airlifts are required (since 1986)
- American Corporate
Partners--Participate in nationwide mentoring program helping veterans
transition to the civilian workforce
A commitment to our communities is a priority at UPS, and we dedicate time and money to support those efforts.
- National Veterans Wheelchair Games--More than 100 UPS volunteers help with the annual event, with more than $800,000 donated to the PVA since 1988 to support the games and other programs