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Atlanta-based organization welcomes the passing of new legislation to train and equip military veterans with civilian jobs and recommends its own nationally-recognized best practices
ATLANTA, Ga. (November 17, 2011)– Hire Heroes USA, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that uses a personal approach to prepare veterans for the civilian job market through strategic job search, self-marketing and resume revision – responded favorably to legislation unanimously passed by the House of Representatives (422 – 0) and the Senate (95 – 0) on Wednesday.
Hire Heroes USA welcomes the prospect of employment-education and transition-assistance programs as well as the provision of tax incentives for companies that hire veterans.
“This landmark legislation with bi-partisan support will make companies take a closer look at hiring veterans entering the civilian job market,” said Brian Stann, president of Hire Heroes USA. “These tax credits will further expose the extraordinarily talented pool of veterans as some of the very best employees, leaders and entrepreneurs our country has to offer. They need only to be given the opportunity to showcase their skills. We would be honored to advise the leaders that are developing the new military transition proposal aimed at training our veterans in career readiness. Our experience at helping veterans get hired would be invaluable to this task force and ultimately help create an effective transition program for veterans.”
Hire Heroes USA has a national reputation of proven success at training and encouraging unemployed veterans find jobs – 170 veterans in 2011. “It’s not magic,” says Hire Heroes USA executive director Nathan Smith. “Our team is comprised of military veterans – many with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan – and business professionals. The mix of military and civilian experience is essential to developing relationships with veterans and businesses. Effectively training veterans in the skills of self-marketing and networking them into family-wage jobs with great companies, takes a program staffed by smart and talented people doing the right thing for the right reason.”
The hallmark of the Hire Heroes USA’s veteran-training program is a personal approach where each veteran receives dedicated assistance from a highly-trained Hire Heroes USA staff member. Whether at a Warrior Transition Workshop on an Army or Marine base, or through online and phone assistance, each veteran is viewed as an individual, with unique experiences and aspirations that make them an ideal fit for the right job.
Hire Heroes USA also hosts an online job forum, allowing veterans engaging in the Hire Heroes USA job readiness process to apply for jobs posted by Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners, such as Ryder (NSE: R) and Philips (NYSE: PHG). The job board can be accessed at jobs.hireheroesusa.org.
One recently hired Marine veteran was appreciative of the time and attention devoted to him by his assigned staff member: “The skills I have honed or developed and the help I have received [from Hire Heroes USA] cannot simply be done in a week’s time. If it is not already being done, I think it would be a great idea for Hire Heroes to have a representative for each region to appear at the separation classes on base. This is an organization that every veteran deserves to know about!”
With support from the USO and local military commands, Hire Heroes USA’s Warrior Transition Workshops are offered at military bases throughout the country. Online veteran job search assistance and further information about Hire Heroes USA programs and services can be accessed at www.hireheroesusa.org.
About Hire Heroes USA
Founded in 2007, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA offers free transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military – and to their spouses – in order to reduce veteran unemployment. Hire Heroes USA has gained national-recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in one veteran hired every business day. For more information visit www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. @hireheroesusa