The First Student Bus Company has been awarded the Flag of Freedom Award through the Show-Me Heroes Program for its dedication to hiring veterans in the Rockwood School District.
“The veterans we’ve hired have great work ethic, good attendance and are reliable,” said Mike Heyman, First Student location manager.
In January 2010, Gov. Jay Nixon launched the Show-Me Heroes initiative to help Missouri’s Veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve reconnect with meaningful careers and to showcase Missouri employers who have pledged to do so.
Since the program’s inception in the Rockwood School District, more than 13 veterans have been hired by First Student.
“It truly is a great program,” Heyman said. “We are honored to be a part of it.”