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Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc.(TMHU) recently announced the extension of its "Giving Veterans a Lift" program to help veterans find employment and to assist its dealers in recruiting qualified service technicians. Toyota plans to extend the program through December 2013.
For every veteran hired by a Toyota Industrial Equipment (TIE) dealer as a service technician, TMHU will match a dealer’s donation (up to $500) to Hire Heroes USA in honor of the newly hired veteran. Veterans are encouraged to apply for TIE dealership service technician career opportunities at www.toyotalifttech.com.
"Since the inception of this program, Toyota has seen first-hand how job training can directly help veterans and how veterans' work ethic can benefit business," said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. "We are proud that 139 veterans have taken advantage of Toyota’s programs this year and hope that many more can learn a new job skill or bring their expertise to our dealerships."
Toyota has also extended its veteran operator safety training program, which was originally launched in 2011 and provides discounted forklift operator safety training for veterans. This program is available through Dec. 31, 2013, via Toyota’s network of participating dealers and offers veterans a $200 discount on the training, which trains individuals on how to operate lift trucks.
For more information, visit www.toyotaforklift.com/pages/training/veterans.aspx.