Avis Budget Group Pledges Support to the U.S. National Guard and Reserve
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Ronald L. Nelson has signed a "Statement of
Support" for the country's military veterans, reservists and national
guardsmen, at a ceremony held at the Company's world headquarters. A
cornerstone effort of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a
Department of Defense agency, the Statement of Support formalizes Avis Budget
Group's long-standing practice of providing military personnel with employment
opportunities and the training and tools they need to succeed.
"The men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces bring valuable
knowledge and skills to the workforce, and we are proud to have current and
former members among our staff, at all levels of our organization," said Mr.
Nelson. "We are honored to reaffirm our support for these employees and are
committed to continuing to employ and develop military personnel from all
branches of the service."
Avis Budget Group's strong connection with military heroes dates back to the
Company's founder, Warren Avis, who was a fighter pilot with the Army Air
Corps during World War II. Today, Avis Budget Group's tradition of supporting
the country's servicemen and servicewomen includes the following initiatives:
*Avis Budget Group is enrolled in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition
comprised of major corporations that have jointly committed to hiring
100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. As
part of its promise, Avis Budget Group recruits veterans via job fairs,
military bases and online initiatives.
*Avis Budget Group has established a dedicated recruitment website for
veterans and transitioning service members to help match veterans with
employment opportunities. Visit www.avisbudgetgroup-veterans.jobs for more
*As the official rental car company of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP),
Budget Car Rental provides transportation assistance as well as support
for fundraising to further WWP's mission. WWP is a nonprofit, non-partisan
organization dedicated to raising awareness of severely injured servicemen
and servicewomen and providing much needed assistance to these veterans
and their families.
Avis Budget Group's achievements in recruiting and employing veterans were
recently highlighted by the Company's appearance on the G.I. Jobs Top 100
Military Friendly Employers list for 2013 and U.S. Veterans Magazine's list of
Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans.
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) is a leading global provider of vehicle
rental services through its Avis and Budget brands, with 10,000 rental
locations in approximately 175 countries around the world. Avis Budget Group
operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia
directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the
world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 28,000 employees and is
headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. For more information, visit
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