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    Republic Services becomes latest Army PaYS partner

    Republic Services becomes latest Army PaYS partner

    Photo By Alun Thomas | Lt. Col. Scott Morley (right), commander, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, presents a...... read more read more

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES

    11.08.2019

    Story by Alun Thomas  

    U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Phoenix

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program held a partnership signing agreement between the U.S. Army and Republic Services, Nov. 8, Scottsdale, Ariz.

    The agreement between Republic Services and PaYS is part of a program designed to prepare, train and connect Soldiers to future employers.

    The PaYS program ensures Soldiers are guaranteed a job interview with a PaYS partner of their choice after completing their Army Reserve training or first term of active duty service. The program provides employers with a pool of highly skilled, motivated and professional candidates from which they can fill their personnel needs.

    Republic Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is a leader in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry, as measured by revenue as well as a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. They provide non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 41 states.

    The partnership with Republic Services is a vital step forward in providing the local job market with qualified workers, which gives back to the community, said Lt. Col. Scott Morley, commander, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion.

    “We are proud to be associated with this outstanding institution, who will now have access to some of the finest young Americans this nation has to offer and keep them a part of the local community workforce,” Morley said. “Republic Services can now be proud of the fact they are directly helping young men and women who willing to sacrifice their lives to protect America's freedom.”

    The company can choose from a range of varied job seekers, who represent the diverse nature of the U.S. Army and society, Morley said.

    “The Army seeks qualified resilient and fit people of character who represent the diversity of America- this is the pool of potential employees Republic Services will now have access to,” Morley continued. “These are candidates who have established a positive work ethic, have values, have entry to mid-level leadership skills, are tested free and clear of drugs and have honorably served or are serving their country.”

    Morley said the standards for military service are higher than ever, making the job candidates among a select group of individuals.

    “Most people are not aware, but the standards for military service are high. More than 70 percent of today’s youth do not qualify for military service,” he added. “Many are also unaware of the many educational opportunities available in the Army, including the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill and Army College Fund, not to mention monetary enlistment incentives up to $40,000.”

    “We value our Pays partners and are proud to be able to supply Republic Services with qualified and talented young Soldiers, who will undoubtedly be a major asset. We look forward to a long and profitable partnership,” Morley concluded.

    Also speaking was Donald Slager, chief operating officer, Republic Services, who said his company has a long standing commitment to the military, with over 2700 veterans currently working for the business.

    “We’ve built our success on five values that we call the five R’s: respect, responsibility, reliability, resourcefulness and a relentless drive to achieve our goals and serve our customers,” Slager said. “We know these values align well with those transitioning from or are actively engaged in military service.”

    Veterans and service members bring a wealth of knowledge, discipline, ethics and accountability through their roles at Republic Service, something the PaYS program will only help increase, Slagel said.

    “We’re intensifying our efforts to hire veterans and service members and through targeted strategies like PaYS, we’re working to grow the number of veterans working with us,” he continued. “We strive to be the best at everything we do and that means having the best people.”

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    Date Taken: 11.08.2019
    Date Posted: 11.08.2019 16:57
    Story ID: 351178
    Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 

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