By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said that Gary residents are often unaware of what we have here in the city of Gary. Few residents know that one of the biggest businesses in the country is based right here. That business is Schneider Trucking Service.
Recently the mayor took a tour of the trucking facility to see the type of employment opportunities the city of Gary can offer its citizens. She said, “People want to travel want to see the country and what a better to see it than by driving a truck while making money. We held two job fairs for Schneider Trucking last year that were very successful.”
Freeman Wilson met with company executives John Gerth, Division Manager of Vans; Ezra Berries, Division Manager of Bulk; and Pattie Ingram, Driver Services Leader.
Ingram said the mayor’s tour of the facility was one way the company could show what it has to offer in terms of helping the community by working for Schneider National. Ingram remarked, “We are interested in hiring Gary people. Interested applicants should come in with CDL Licenses. They would be trained in divisions, maintenance, parking and driving the trucks as well as on our simulator.”
The city of Gary is again planning a Jobs Fair for Schneider Trucking on March 20th at City Hall, at 2 p.m.