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Exciting Career Opportunities for Veterans with Schwan’s

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Since 2017, Orion has partnered with Schwan’s to provide careers for veterans into Area Manager and Area Manager-in-Training roles. From home to stores, restaurants and more, Schwan's products are everywhere you eat. Schwan's sells quality frozen food on its traditional delivery trucks, in grocery-store freezers, and in the food-service industry. Some of Schwan's notable brands include: Freschetta and Red Baron pizzas, Edward’s and Mrs. Smith’s desserts, and many more.

Paul Worley, Army Veteran and Area Manager at Schwan’s, recently joined Orion’s “From the Battlefield to the Boardroom” podcast to discuss his military background, his unique career path after leaving the military, and what led him to a career with Schwan’s.

“After I contacted Orion and gave them my information, they asked me some great questions that made me reflect on what I really wanted to do. In the corporate business world there are warehouse jobs and sales jobs, and everything in between. After some evaluation I decided that a sales job is where I could make the most money. You get to reap the benefits of your hard work,” says Worley.

Worley joined Schwan’s as an Area Manager in Southwest, OH, conveniently located in close proximity to where he lived with his family. While the location was certainly a selling point, there were many other aspects that attracted him to Schwan’s. “During the interview process I was impressed by the culture and opportunity. I saw this opportunity as a way to basically run my own business without having to worry about the overhead cost,” says Worley. “I have the ability to lead a group of salespeople and we can be as good or as bad as we want to be. In the military you’re used to working independently with little supervision, knowing what the job is and getting it done. That’s what we do here at Schwan’s, so that was really a big selling point for me,” he explains.

Last week, Orion hosted a live #OrionChat with Schwan’s about veterans in the food and beverage industry. Tim Sweeney, Director of Strategic Programs at Orion Talent, and Brian Milne, District Sales Leader at Schwan's joined the chat to discuss opportunities for veterans at Schwan’s, benefits of working at Schwan’s, how a military background can translate into a career in this industry, and many more. “This is a company that values its employees, has a clearly defined vision and strives to be a place where people like to work,” said Milne during the chat. Read the full #OrionChat here.

Visit us online to learn more and apply for a career with Schwan’s.

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