Global electrical distributor Sonepar on June 30 announced it has signed an agreement as part of the United States Army Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) Program.
The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the U.S. Army and companies to provide veterans with employment opportunities after their service in the Army. Designed to help soldiers prepare for a civilian career, the program connects soldiers with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help service members forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage businesses to look to the Army as a strategic talent pool.
Rob Taylor, President of Sonepar North America, said in a news release that the company is committed to employing more soldiers who have served our country
“We hire members of the military community because it is the right thing to do, and they make great associates,” Chris Miles, Military and Veteran Relations Manager for Sonepar, said. “We even have a strong military employee resource group at Sonepar. There are over 190 job specialties in the U.S. Army, where military personnel gain experience in fields ranging from IT and engineering to human resources, finance, logistics and more. Bottom line: hiring members of the military community is good for business, and we are honored to partner with PaYS.”
Sonepar has formed more than 25 military partnerships to date with organizations like P3 Private Public Partnership with the U.S. Army Reserves, Work for Warriors with the U.S. National Guard, and Hiring Our Heroes with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Sonepar has sent company representatives to over 140 veteran recruiting events in the last 15 months, resulting in a significant uptick in military hires.
Sonepar North America was No. 2 on MDM’s 2023 Top Electrical Distributors List on account of its $14.0 billion in 2022 revenue.
[Feature Photo Caption, right to left: Rob Taylor, President of Sonepar North America, and Colonel Meister. Source: Sonepar]