Avis Budget Group Receives USAA Supplier Recognition Award
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR) has been honored by USAA, a leading financial services provider
for military members and their families, for its support of the military
community. Part of USAA's Supplier Recognition Program, the "Military
Community Supporter Award" is presented to the supplier who has programs,
initiatives, community involvement, activities and/or policies that focus on
veterans, military spouses, and/or National Guard/Reserve service members. The
supplier must also consistently exceed USAA expectations, drive and value for
USAA and its members, and exemplify USAA's core values of service, loyalty,
honesty and integrity.
"We are committed to being a successful organization not only in economic
terms, but also in the many ways that we impact our customers, the people we
employ, their families, our communities and the world at large," said Ronald
L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer, Avis Budget Group. "On behalf
of Avis Budget Group's approximately 30,000 employees who work tirelessly to
exceed customer expectations, I thank USAA for its continued relationship and
for this distinguished honor."
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 service members includes the following initiatives:
oAvis Budget Group's Chairman and CEO recently signed a "Statement of
Support" for the country's military veterans, reservists and national
guardsmen. 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 commitment to providing
military personnel with employment opportunities and the training and
tools they need to succeed.
oAvis Budget Group is enlisted 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 proactively recruits veterans via
veterans' job fairs, military bases and online initiatives.
oAvis Budget Group has a dedicated recruitment website for veterans and
transitioning service members. Visit www.avisbudgetgroup-veterans.jobs for
oAs 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.
USAA is the latest organization to honor Avis Budget Group for its continued
support of the military. Avis Budget Group's achievements have also been
highlighted in the 2013 edition of Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers
survey, 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. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental
services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000
rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through
its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more
than 810,000 members. 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 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More
information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira
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