Benefits

PaYS Program Opportunities

Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 500 employers have partnered with the program. During the enlistment process, Soldiers will begin establishing a relationship with companies for which they are interested in working. Those Soldiers will then be granted an interview at the company of their choice upon leaving military service. This program does not guarantee employment, but it does help Soldiers clear the often-daunting first hurdle to starting a career: getting a foot in the door.

See a list of the current company partners.

ROTC PaYS Program

ROTC Cadets make exceptional candidates for the PaYS program, as employers are always looking for workers who have held leadership roles.

The U.S. Army Cadet Command is the largest officer-producing organization in the military, having commissioned more than a half-million Second Lieutenants since 1916. There are few institutions that can match the size and quality of the managerial talent found in Cadet Command.

The U.S. Army PaYS Program for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) personnel complements the benefits associated with becoming an Army Officer. ROTC cadets enrolled in the PaYS Program are eligible for a job interview and possible employment after completing their college requirements and earning a commission.

Active Duty Officers are eligible for PaYS after completing their first term of service obligation.

ROTC Cadets can select two PaYS partners in the Cadet Portal, https://www.armycadetportal.com/ . A "Step to Success" checklist is available on https://www.armypays.com.

How to Become a PaYS Partner

  1. All companies are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to companies with 500 or more employees.

  2. The partnership welcomes private sector companies as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations.

  3. All positions must be for full-time, permanent employment. Positions reflecting a 40-hour workweek with a classification of "temporary hire" do not qualify. This includes temp agencies and/or placement agencies.

  4. The PaYS Program does not charge a fee to become a partner. In turn, companies that charge a fee for employment or placement do not meet qualification.

  5. The PaYS partner company agrees to forecast future positions and guarantee interviews.

Corporations, companies, and agencies that have signed a PaYS partnership agreement are incorporated into community-based grassroots programs and are informed and motivated Centers of Influence (COIs).

PaYS representatives are available to assist you in becoming a PaYS partner. We welcome your comments and input as our program grows. If your company is interested in joining this partnership, please visit the Partnership for Youth Success website at https://www.armypays.com.

PaYS Program Summary

The Army PaYS Program is a win-win opportunity. The Army helps Soldiers find employment with companies who value the skill and discipline that comes with an Army career, and companies can draw from an endless pool of qualified talent to fulfill their needs.

Like us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/armypays


Check us out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArmyPaYS

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmyPaYS

LOCATE A RECRUITER REQUEST MORE INFO

PAYS 1

CINTAS

LUTHER: Cintas partnered with the Army Partnership for the Youth Success a few years ago. And we decided it was the right thing to do to allow young people, after their first enlistment, to have an opportunity to interview with our company.

LITTLE: I really like the PaYS program because I think it gave me a little leg above the competition. I was able to utilize that program to get a job that suited me.

ROSE: We try to partner with a lot of different industries and companies. And have several different partnerships to help us to recruit top-notch candidates in a diverse group of candidates. And for us it's important that we have people that have experience with other companies that have different safety policies that are willing and motivated to step up and help us out with our policies and procedures. We're always looking for front line partners to give us ideas and I feel when we hire a Soldier that have these experiences that they can help us improve our business.

LITTLE: I think there's a lot similarities between being in the Army and working at CINTAS. Prior service men and women bring in attention to detail skills, being punctual, being able to interact with their co-workers, having leadership skills, knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to get the job done in a timely manner.

LUTHER: The leadership qualities that people are taught in the Army, the ability to work well with others from different walks of life and diverse life experiences--those are things that are very valuable to CINTAS, when they come to work for us on day one.

LITTLE: I think the best part of the PaYS Program is helping getting Army Soldiers that have gotten out, civilian jobs. And giving them the opportunity to be on a level playing field. So I think it will help smooth processing.

ROSE: And I think it's a great fit them, and I think it's also a great fit for us.

LUTHER: The Army PaYS program is a fantastic way for that young man or woman to set themselves up for success once they leave the service.