Hire Heroes USA breaks record, sets new standard for veteran employment services

More than 12,500 veterans and military spouses secured employment with the assistance of Hire Heroes USA in 2021,
the highest recorded in the organization’s history

Veterans nonprofit Hire Heroes USA set its sights high for 2021 with the goal of providing free employment services to more veterans and military spouses than ever before. That goal was far exceeded, confirming 12,594 transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses who found meaningful careers with Hire Heroes USA’s support, a 99.3% increase over the past five years. That number marks the 12th consecutive year of growth in annual hire totals.

“2021 was a year of unprecedented impact for Hire Heroes USA,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Andrew Sandoe. “When a man or woman takes an oath to protect our nation and the Constitution, the nation owes a debt of gratitude and obligation when they leave service. I am so proud that we helped deliver on that covenant.”

BY THE NUMBERS                            

12,594  total clients hired

$62,839 average salary for those hired

Hire Heroes USA provides career services via phone and virtual settings to military-connected job seekers, allowing us to seamlessly continue services despite the pandemic and regardless of a client’s geographic location. Our team also addressed changes in the workforce by providing relevant resources such as virtual mock interviews, remote job search strategies and career counseling to empower clients to take charge of their career goals in today’s evolving market. 

“Military families often face structural headwinds as they negotiate the civilian job market. Since 2005, Hire Heroes USA has been here to help and empower these families at every step of their employment journey,” Sandoe said.

While the veteran unemployment rate has notably decreased since its peak in 2020, we expect demand for employment services to continue an upward trend in the coming year. With a decrease in active duty service member registrants in 2021 due to military re-enlistments during the pandemic, we will likely see those numbers return as they resume their career transitions to enter the civilian workforce this year. 

About Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that empowers US military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. We offer personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans and military spouses annually. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, we provide our services at no cost to clients. 

Since Hire Heroes USA’s founding, more than 63,000 Hire Heroes clients have found success in their job search.

All Hire Heroes services are being offered online or over the phone to accommodate clients in all geographic locations. This includes our volunteer services, which allow professionals to mentor and guide clients during their job search. Hire Heroes USA prioritizes transparency, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. For more information about our organization, visit hireheroesusa.org.