IAVA, JOE Joseph Abboud and JCPenney are giving away $1 Million of apparel to 5,000 returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Source: www.shrm.org, 9/23/2010, By Maria Williams
The benefit of hiring disabled vets far outstrips any hassles associated with doing so, according to those who have done it. Employers
Hire a Veteran and Win the War on Taxes, March 2, 2010 posted by John Allen
By Blake Christian, CPA, MBT and Chuck Swenson, CPA, PHD
Much is being written and debated regarding getting our troops back home as quickly and safely as possible. Regardless of your political leanings, or specific timetable for the troops to return, we can all agree that once these brave men and women return home, we owe them the opportunity to find good jobs and assist them in starting or resuming their careers.
While business owners should make every effort to assist these returning veterans by giving them jobs, there are a number of federal and state tax incentives that should provide an added reason to give them top priority in the job market.
Attention supporters: Please note, the Texas Hold Em Fundraising Event has been cancelled that was scheduled for 9/24 at the 755 Club at Turner Field. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Further questions, please contact Allison Herbst.
updated 9/21/2010 12:27:32 AM ET
7-Eleven franchisee group golf tournament helps returning vets
Pictured: Tim Powers- Anheuser-Busch; Nathan Smith- Deputy Director,
HHUSA; Bruce Maples and Joe Galea, NCASEF
TUCSON, Ariz. — Hire Heroes USA, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based nonprofit placement firm for returning war veterans, is the recipient of a $100,000 donation from the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF), the professional trade association for 7-Eleven storeowners.
The award was made at the grand banquet on the last night of the National Coalition’s 35th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Washington, July 21-25.
TUCSON, Ariz. – The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF), the professional trade association for 7-Eleven convenience store owners, donated $100,000 to Hire Heroes USA, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based nonprofit placement firm for returning war veterans, at the National Coalition’s 35th Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Washington, D.C.
“Donating to Hire Heroes USA is the right thing to do at this time, to support our men and women of the armed forces worldwide,” said NCASEF Chairman Bruce Maples, who was instrumental in identifying the charity, according to the organization. “Our decision was based on need at a time when we have many men and women transitioning from military service to civilian life and 7-Eleven franchisees are glad to be able to help.”
Hire Heroes USA was honored to be joined by members of the Ft. Leonard Wood Warrior Transition Unit at Busch Stadium on September 14th to watch the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago Cubs. Members of the Unit were recognized for their bravery and honor to our country and had the opportunity to participate in the Ceremonial First Pitch. SPC Stackenwalt, a Purple Heart recipient, delivered an outstanding performance on the mound to kick off the game.
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By Brett Okamoto, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010- 2:15 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun
An autobiography written by UFC light heavyweight and former U.S. Marine Brian Stann is scheduled for official release Wednesday.
“Heart for the Fight” was written by Stann and author John R. Bruning.
Known as one of the more popular fighters in the world’s largest mixed-martial-arts organization, Stann goes by the nickname “All American” in the octagon.
The 29-year-old fighter played middle linebacker for the Naval Academy before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer.
In addition to his fighting career, Stann also serves as the executive director of a non-profit organization called Hire Heroes USA, which helps returning service men and women find jobs.
Stann isn’t the first UFC fighter to venture into writing.
Fellow light heavyweight and Las Vegas resident Forrest Griffin made the New York Times bestsellers list last year with his book, “Got Fight.” In August, Griffin published his second book, “Be Ready When the (expletive) Goes Down: Forrest Griffin’s Survival Guide to the Apocalypse.”
Brett Okamoto can be reached at 948-7817 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at LVSunFighting
By: CRISSA SHOEMAKER
Bucks County Courier Times
The Semper Fi Families of Central Bucks will sponsor a presentation by the Hire Heroes USA organization at 1:30 pm Sept. 19 at the Doylestown American Legion Center on North Street.
Hire Heroes is a nonprofit organization that provides career placement assistance to returning service men and women. It specializes in finding careers for injured and disabled veterans.
The presentation is geared toward local businesses interested in hiring veterans. Executive director Brian Stann will discuss the organization’s approach to matching career interests, qualifications and skills of veterans with the needs of employers.
For more information on Hire Heroes USA, visit www.hireheroesusa.org. For information on the event, contact Mary Madison and 215-489-1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.