Atlanta, Ga (February 27, 2012)
The What Works Project is a dynamic digital experience at www.celebratewhatworks.com which helps shift America’s focus from what isn’t working to what IS working, and through the power of positivity, helps fund organizations that are supporting American jobs. Fueled by the power of the public, Nonprofit Partners, GE and GOOD/Corps, the Project invites everyone to participate and engage in sharing what works in America by submitting a photo of what works in their daily life, surfacing key themes of what works around which Americans can agree and can celebrate together through a massive interactive collage. Each day the top-voted submission receives the Daily $500. This week, Hire Heroes can raise up to $10,000 from users’ participation, which triggers a $1 donation for the first submission and vote each day as well as “Liking” the GE’s Facebook page.
Founded in 2007, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga dedicated to creating job opportunities for the US military veterans, and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. The Hire Heroes USA mission is accomplished through the following programs & services:
Online/Telephone Coaching is a free service for unemployed veterans and transitioning military members. The 3-phase process of Assessment, Training and Mentorship allows Hire Heroes USA help veterans understand their transferable skills, learn best-practice and techniques for job search and create an updated, corporate resumes.
Warrior Transition Workshops target wounded, ill or injured service members – and their spouses – who are transitioning out of civilian life. Held in conjunction and with funding from the USO, service members identify their financial needs in the civilian world, develop a post-military strategic plan, create a resume that conveys experience and value to employers, learn how to realistically conduct a job search and practice interview techniques.
Career Opportunity Days are held in partnership with the USO and US Chamber of Commerce at military bases that have hosted Warrior Transition Workshops. These non-traditional job fairs provide companies with the chance to meet resume-ready veterans and transitioning military members who are able to convey their talents and experience in civilian terms.
The Hire Heroes USA Job Board is an online forum for veterans and transitioning military members utilizing Hire Heroes USA’s programs and services to access jobs posted by military-friendly companies. Veteran candidates are able to post their resumes and apply or contact companies directly on the Hire Heroes USA Job Board.
We hope our partnership with GOOD/Corps and GE raises awareness of the significant employment problems facing our returning service members. Thank you for your continued support of Hire Heroes USA and best of luck to all the participants.