Since 2007 Hire America’s Heroes, a Fort Lewis, Washington based non-profit, has been working to promote the hiring of military service members, veterans, and military family members. While the group does not work with individual job seekers, they do establish inroads with company recruiting teams & hiring managers.
Hire America’s Heroes understands the value which veterans bring to the corporate workforce, and helps highlight these benefits though outreach & education across the the state of Washington, and the entire United States. The work that the are doing is perhaps more important today, than any other time in US history. Just today CNN reported that “the jobless rate among veterans who’s served since 9/11 rose to 11.8 percent last month. Compare that to the national rate of 9.5 percent. The Army National Guard says this problem is especially troubling among their ranks”.
Hire America’s Heroes is backed by some important regional & national corporate sponsors, and hopes that their efforts will make an impact on the high military & veteran unemployment rates that are facing the country.
Hire America’s Heroes Corporate Sponsors include:
- Port of Seattle
- Republic Services
According to the organizations website, “Hire America’s Heroes engages interested corporations in activities designed to educate, promote and facilitate recognized best-practice processes and success strategies for sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding,
supporting and retaining America’s military service members and veterans.”
Their next event will take place on September 22, 2010, at The Boeing Company.
Hire America’s Heroes Event Detail:
Title : 2010 Mentoring Transitioning Service Members in America’s Corporations
When: September 22 2010
Where: The Boeing Company – Kent, Washington
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