Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, created the “Giving Veterans a Lift” program with two objectives in mind. One to help veterans find employment and two to assist its dealers in recruiting qualified service technicians. In an announcement today, Toyota plans to extend the program through December 2013. Veterans are encouraged to apply for Toyota Industrial Equipment (TIE) dealership service technician career opportunities at toyotalifttech.com. For every veteran hired by a 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. Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating job opportunities for
Operator Safety Training Program Provides Discounted Training to Vets - Toyota 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 December 31, 2013 via Toyota’s network of participating dealers and offers veterans a $200 discount on the training, which trains individuals how to operate lift trucks.