Nonprofits help veterans translate military experience to the civilian workforce – Santa Monica Daily Press
November 12, 2018 – Army veteran Z Anton Bo was sure he wanted to live in his beloved hometown of Santa Monica when he returned from active duty. When the Santa Monica High School graduate came back to the city in 2014, he was surprised to see how much it had changed since he left four years before.
November 12, 2018 – LPL Financial and the U.S. Army Reserve are teaming up to build a one-year apprenticeship program training soldiers to break into the wealth management industry and become financial advisors. The largest independent broker-dealer joined the Army Reserve’s Private Public Partnership as a corporate member, aiming to pair up servicemembers with experienced advisors at LPL’s new Independent Advisor Institute.
November 7, 2018 – ‘Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Christopher Plamp, CEO of Hire Heroes USA and a decorated Air Force combat pilot. Every week at Hire Heroes USA, hundreds of men and women are individually paired with one of our Transition Specialists so they can begin their journey to a new career.
WWE: Here’s How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Thanks To Omaze And ‘The Marine 6: Close Quarters’
October 25, 2018 – What’s better than a new clip from The Marine 6: Close Quarters? Well, how about a trip to meet The Miz and Becky Lynch at WWE Survivor Series from Omaze, all while helping a great cause?Yeah, figured we’d get you with that one. Thanks to Omaze fans have a chance to meet WWE superstars The Miz […]
October 17, 2018 – It is warm in the WeWork on Manhattan’s 28th Street, in part because it is stuffed with people, and in part because it is also stuffed with boxes of pizza. Young men and women mill around with slices on paper plates, sloshing plastic cups of a delightful black IPA from the veteran-owned Backward Flag Brewing Company every time they slap a back or administer a fist bump.
October 15, 2018 – There is one mission that awaits an estimated 250,000 United States military members each year. It is a mission that many have never done before. They must find a civilian career, and two nonprofit organizations are committed to making sure these men and women complete the mission with success.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Coleman McDonald, CEO of Work Wear Safety Shoes announced the opening of a new flagship store at 1304 Inwood Road in Dallas Texas. “This store will incorporate the latest technology to improve the customer experience,” said Coleman.
Google Releases New Search Function Designed to Help Veterans Find Jobs Matching Their Skills – InCyberDefense
September 4, 2018 – By Wes O’Donnell U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force Veteran. Managing Editor, InMilitary.com & InCyberDefense.com. Speaker, filmmaker and veteran advocate. This article was originally published on InMilitary.com Of the roughly 250,000 servicemembers who transition out of the military each year, one in three veterans end up taking jobs well below their skill level.
WWE has announced a loaded line-up for SummerSlam Week in New York City, which begins with an O.A.R. concert to benefit Connor’s Cure and ends with WWE Night at a New York Mets MLB game following the big arena events at the Barclays Center.
TACOMA, Wash. (CelebrityAccess) – July 23, 2018 – Country artist Chris Stapleton and former Eagles alumni Don Henley have added to the list of headliners for Joe Walsh’s second annual VetsAid benefit concert. Mssrs Henley and Stapleton join the previously announced artists on the lineup, including the all-girl punk band Haim, singer-songwriter James Taylor, and of course, Walsh himself.
June 13, 2018 – Transitioning from the military can be difficult no matter who you are. From the lowliest private to a full-bird colonel, finding your place in the civilian world is daunting. For one Air Force pilot, it seems the place for him was helping others find their own..
Long before I was commissioned as an Army Second Lieutenant in 1974, I knew that I would someday serve in the military. My father served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and his sense of duty was passed down to me.
April 3, 2018 – Ahead of WrestleMania, organizers with WWE teamed up with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to host a veteran employee panel and networking event. Organizers said Tuesday’s event helps support Hire Heroes USA, giving nearly 150 veterans an opportunity to receive one-on-one career coaching and networking opportunities.
April 3, 2018 – WWE fans, you probably know this name.His name is Mark Henry, largely considered the strongest man that ever l…
April 2, 2018 – Fans from around the world will descend upon New Orleans for a week-long lineup of festivities in celebration of WrestleMania, taking place in front o
March 6, 2018 – Some vets are unemployed, many more are underemployed. The fastest growing segment of the vet population, both overall and in those categories, are women. Hire Heroes USA, the Atlanta-based non-profit personalized employment assistance organization, sees this as a problem, but believe they are part of the answer.
January 24, 2018 – About 20 U.S. military veterans kill themselves each day. It’s an alarming statistic — the military suicide rate is 22 percent higher than among civilians — and President Donald Trump deserves credit for addressing it. But his administration needs to do more.
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WESTBOROUGH, MA–(Marketwired – Nov 17, 2017) – United Site Services Inc. (USS), the nation’s leading provider of portable restrooms services, temporary fence rentals, luxury trailers and shower trailers, roll off dumpsters and other site services announced today that the company is donating $10,000.00 to the national nonprofit organization, Hire Heroes…
Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Men’s Wearhouse and Kenneth Cole Productions launched the AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole collection in November 2015 with the mission to create tailored clothing so the modern man can “look good, for good.”
November 11, 2017 – Ahead of Veterans Day in the United States of America, which takes place on the 11th of November, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon confirmed via Twitter that the company would be donating 10% of WWE Shop Sales on the day to Hire Heroes USA.
November 10, 2017 – When an employer is looking to hire someone – from the lowest member on the local horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crew to the senior engineer on a multi-million-dollar sewer rehabilitation project – they are looking for several characteristics. Some of the questions the employer might ask themselves include: Is this person able to learn new skills quickly?
Operation Tailored Heroes outfits military veterans in Men’s Wearhouse suits to raise money for veterans programs
November 10, 2017 – Four military veterans were outfitted in impeccable suits and put through a hefty workout by Men’s Wearhouse in an effort to raise funds for veterans programs. In honor of Veterans Day, EP+Co created a social and video campaign in partnership with Men’s Wearhouse called ‘Operation Tailored Heroes.’
November 10, 2017 – Companies are paying homage to veterans this week with creative campaigns and offers built around Veteran’s Day, celebrated on Nov. 11. RamTrucks teamed up with musicians Jeff Coffin and Rod McGaha to create a custom studio composition mash-up of “America the Beautiful and Amazing Grace” to honor those who are serving and who have served.
Entertainment industry giants have made a notable commitment to help America’s armed forces transition to civilian life, and in particular to welcome them to Hollywood. It’s a complex, difficult transition. Those who’ve put their lives on the line, often in positions of responsibility and leadership far beyond their years, may lack the savoir-faire to move smoothly into the job market.
November 9, 2017 – As we mark Veterans Day, it’s good to take a few moments to reflect on how we in Idaho might create a new, more relevant and practical process for helping recently separated military service members make the transition back to civilian life.
ATLANTA–(November 8, 2017)–In 1941, Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff pledged that “every man in uniform gets a bottle of Coca-Cola for five cents wherever he is and whatever it costs the company.” Today, in honor of Veterans Day, The Coca-Cola Foundation is continuing this time-honored tradition of support for U.S.
ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(October 2, 2017)–Siemens, a leading provider in the automation and digitalization industry and proponent of community impact through volunteerism, is giving back to the brave men and women who have served our country.
September 21, 2017 – FAIRFAX, Va. – The first concert of an initiative by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh to raise money for veterans featured uniformed servicemembers, a few dozen Gold Star families, countless guitar riffs and an appearance from a U.S. senator. Walsh, Keith Urban, the Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark Jr.
WASHINGTON, September 18, 2017 – Longtime musician Joe Walsh, a Grammy award-winner and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is best known as a guitarist for the Eagles. A lesser-known fact: he’s also a Gold Star son. Walsh’s father, flight instructor Robert Newton Fidler, died in Okinawa, Japan, when Walsh was 20 months old.
August 24, 2017 – Joe Walsh has announced eight charities as beneficiaries of his all-star VetsAid benefit concert taking place on September 20 in Fairfax, Va. Proceeds from the show will go to Operation Mend, Hire Heroes USA, the Warrior Canine Connection, TAPS, the Semper Fi Fund, the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Stop Soldier Suicide and Swords To Plowshares.
August 13, 2017 – Due to the challenges of resettling into civilian life, military veterans have often had higher levels of unemployment than the general population. Through federal programs and non-profit organizations, more private employers are helping put veterans to work.
August 2, 2017 – Virginia has made it no secret that the state aspires to be a leader in cybersecurity. But with cybersecurity talent shortages across the country expected to reach 1.5 million by 2020, the state has decided to get creative in filling these critical positions. And its efforts are starting to show fruit.
July 2017 – Brian Stann left the military in 2008, but the decorated Marine and MMA champ continues the fight at home, working through the nonprofit organization Hire Heroes USA to find meaningful employment for all veterans. The organization has enjoyed explosive growth since Stann took over as CEO in 2009, growing from a single office to seven nationwide, and helping 17,000+ veterans find jobs.
MILTON, Ga. – Milton resident Brian Stann has had several careers in his short 37 years, but his abiding interest is heading up Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit that prepares exiting veterans for life – and work – back in the civilian world.
July 11, 2017 – The first graduates of a program designed to ameliorate the state’s cybersecurity talent shortage are now testing for credentials that could place them in the workforce. Colin Wood Managing Editor (U.S. Department of Defense) Cyber Vets Virginia, an governor’s initiative launched last year designed to match military veterans with the state’s vacant cybersecurity jobs, is beginning to produce graduates, a manager of the program told StateScoop.
July 10, 2017 – This is not what a relaxing holiday round of golf looks like. But Carl Meyer’s 180 holes over 16 hours and 35 minutes once again raised funds for a great cause, Hire Heroes USA. The Merton man’s annual quest to golf 100 holes for charity featured 873 strokes, an over-par average of 16.3 strokes, 57 pars, four birdies and 77 bogeys.
July 6, 2017 – When the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Situation Summary this week, there is one group of individuals that might not get your attention but should be at the forefront of our minds: the men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces.
July 5, 2017 – “If you don’t have a narrow vision of what you want so that you can focus, if you’re open to everything – which is the infamous line we get from most of the people we
HARTLAND, Wisconsin – July 5, 2017 — It was 4:09 a.m. when Carl Meyer teed off Tuesday, playing Chenequa Country Club with a glow-in-the-dark golf ball and dodging fairway sprinklers in a motorized cart festooned with American flags. He finished 18 holes before the sun crested the trees and had 36 in before the rest of us had our first sip of morning coffee.
July 4, 2017 – For the last 10 years, golfer Carl Meyer has celebrated Independence Day on a golf course for his annual “100 Holes for Our Heroes” fundraiser. Meyer created the event to benefit Hire Heroes USA, a charity that aims to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.
June 28, 2017 – Military personnel, lobbyists, a handful of senators, staffers, and reporters all met on Capitol Hill in the Hart Senate Building on Tuesday afternoon to honor our veterans with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, Hire Heroes USA, and Walmart.
June 27, 2017 – Celeb: Celebrity chef Robert Irvine, best known as the order-barking host of the Food Network show “Restaurant Impossible,” who showed his sweeter side on a Tuesday visit to Capitol Hill. He was there for a dessert reception hosted by the Walmart Foundation as it presented a $1 million grant to the nonprofit Hire Heroes USA.
June 27, 2017 – Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine joined Hire Heroes USA and Walmart on Capitol Hill Tuesday to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans and raise funds for a worthy cause with a dessert reception.
June 27, 2017 – Desserts prepared by a celebrity chef are making their way to Capitol Hill this afternoon.Chef Robert Irvine, best known for the Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Worst Cooks in America” will join Hire Heroes USA and Walmart for an event to support veterans. He’s planning to man three dessert stations and serve as emcee.
Walmart Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Veterans Career Opportunities Through $1 Million Grant to Hire Heroes USA
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine joins Walmart and Hire Heroes USA on Capitol Hill to honor nation’s veterans – Bentonville, Ark., June 27, 2017 – Ahead of Independence Day, the Walmart Foundation takes another step in its commitment to veterans by announcing a $1 million grant to Hire Heroes USA, supporting their efforts to help more veterans find meaningful employment.
June 16, 2017 – Serta Simmons Bedding is gearing up for expansion efforts nationwide, which will mean more jobs for Monroe, as well. The company, which is the No. 1 mattress brand in the United States, employs approximately 7,000 people in the United States and Canada. Its 440,000 square-foot facility at 601 Gateway Blvd.
From USMC to UFC to CEO: Veteran Brian Stann discusses his success in transitioning from military to civilian
By Eric Dehm WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 – U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brian Stann found himself at a crossroads. The first years of his military career were impressive, to say the least. After graduating with an economics degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also a middle linebacker for the football team, Stann deployed twice to Iraq, where he earned a Silver Star.
April 15, 2017 – After leaving the Marine Corps in 2006, Travis Wentworth went to the VA for help finding a job. As a Mortarman who served in the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, he was told that he had “no marketable skills”. Even after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from California Baptist University, he still had trouble finding a quality job.
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March 28, 2017 – After a collective push to hire more than a million U.S. military veterans in recent years, business is wrestling with a new challenge: holding on to them. Hiring initiatives by Verizon Communications Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Union Pacific Corp.
March 28, 2017 – ORLANDO, Fla. – The city of Orlando is just days away from hosting the Super Bowl of wrestling, Wrestlemania.
Continuum Veterans Foundation to Hold Fundraising Gala with Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Andy Russell as the Keynote Speaker
March 16, 2017 – Continuum Veterans Foundation, which helps returning troops find jobs in the IT industry, has announced that it will hold its first fundraising gala on April 20, 2017 with Pittsburgh Steelers legend and Army Veteran Andy Russell attending as keynote speaker.
March 10, 2017 – “Both Kia and the LPGA have experienced tremendous growth in visibility and awareness as a result of our partnership, and we are proud to extend the relationship and look forward to several more years of successful collaboration,” said Kimberley Gardiner , director of marketing communications, KMA.
March 7, 2017 – Despite a record-low annual unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for post-9/11 veterans in 2016 and a consistent drop from 12.1 percent since 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, experts say the data can paint a misleading picture of veterans in the job market – many of whom struggle with being underemployed.
March 2, 2017 -Former president and retired staff sergeant talk using military skills in civilian professions on ‘Hannity’
February 27, 2017 – KTVB spotlight on Idaho’s Mission 43 and the collaboration with Hire Heroes USA.
February 22, 2017 – President George W. Bush’s book “Portraits of Courage” includes the story of Spencer Milo, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but was critically injured by a suicide bomber. He recovered after a lengthy physical and medical rehab, and is now dedicated to helping his fellow wounded warriors find employment.
Unemployment Rate for Young Veterans Continues to Climb, Companies Working to Make Civilian Life Easier
February 19, 2017 — While the nation’s unemployment rate declines, that rate is climbing for America’s youngest veterans, moving from 4.4% in September to 6.3% in January. Efforts are underway to increase opportunities for servicemen and women in their transition to civilian life, as Contessa Brewer reports.
February 14, 2017 – Martinez got his chance when he landed a role on ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children” and then went on to win “Dancing with the Stars,” helping America see beyond his scars and disfigurement. “If we let that narrative be simply about victims or heroes, I think we’ve missed an opportunity,” said Mike Haynie, executive director of the Syracuse’s institute.
February 10, 2017 – Hire Heroes USA paid tribute to 92-year-old John Hufton, a humble hero who served his country in WWII and continues to serve his Fuquay-Varina community.
Brian Stann, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest award for valor in combat. Retired UFC Fighter. UFC Commentator 0:00:00 – Opening 0:04:25 – Brian Stann Intro and Background 0:11:52 – Importance of Standards and Discipline 0:21:56 – The Leadership Factory: What makes a good leader vs bad leader.
November 11, 2016 – A former marine helps unemployed veterans find work.
ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION FROM SALES OF THEIR EXCLUSIVE LINE, AWEARNESS KENNETH COLE FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Men’s Wearhouse and Kenneth Cole Productions launched the “AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole” collection in November 2015 with the mission to create tailored clothing so the modern man can “look good, for good.”
October 21, 2016 – The veteran unemployment rate is below 5 percent, indicating an improvement in the job market. A discussion on Hire Heroes USA and a personalized approach to ensuring that veterans attain jobs and smoothly transition from service to civilian life. With Nathan Smith, COO of Hire Heroes USA.
Follow the journeys of three veterans as they transition back to civilian life and tackle a new mission: finding post-military purpose.
Mini USA News – MINI USA Celebrates First Complete Season in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series
October 19, 2016 – MINI USA is proud to congratulate the MINI JCW Race Team and LAP Motorsports Team Owner Luis Perocarpi on completing their first full season of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in the Street Tuner class.
October 14, 2016 – Americans have learned through media outlets, time and again, that some veteran service organizations use only a fraction of their donated dollars to actually help veterans. It’s true. I know firsthand that, among the thousands of veteran service organizations in the country, there are some bad players.
September 30, 2016 – Road Atlanta played host to the 10th and final round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The Road Atlanta 150 will be the last two and a half hour race as the series changes things up for next season. The 2015 season finale at Road Atlanta was a memorable one for the MINI JCW…
MINI JCW Team Announces partnership with Hire Heroes USA for Road Atlanta Continental Tire Challenge | MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team
September 23, 2016 – The MINI John Cooper Works owned and operated by LAP Motorsports LLC in Indianapolis will compete throughout the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge IMSA series.
August 12, 2016 – Hire Heroes USA CEO and Marine Corps. veteran Brian Stann appeared on the FOX Business Network Friday to discuss his company’s efforts to help veterans become successful in the civilian workforce as well as in their communities. Stann weighed in on the challenges for veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
August 12, 2016 – UFC veteran and FS1 broadcast analyst Brian Stann will have a unique honor today. Stann, the president and CEO of Hire Heroes USA and a Marine Corps recipient of the Silver Star Medal, will help ring the ceremonial opening bell today at the New York Stock Exchange.
August 10, 2016 – Combat veterans are flooding the workforce at rates unseen since World War II. Some estimates suggest that one million men and women of the U.S. military will return to civilian life in the next four years.
July 1, 2016 – Like many others, Carl Meyer will celebrate Independence Day by showing his respect for the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. It’s how he does it that’s unusual. For the ninth consecutive year, Meyer will hold his “100 Holes for Our Heroes” golf event at Chenequa Country Club.
May 31, 2016 – Some local charities will be getting funds from the Donald Trump Foundation. While some were notified earlier this year, others learned about the donations just recently. NBC 7’s Bridget Naso reports.
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RALEIGH — May 25, 2016 – The Boots to Suits Conference aims to connect military veterans with businesses which are ready to hire. U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1 st Class Tim Walker has been in the military for the past 29 years.
May 23, 2016 – Each year, more than 200,000 U.S. military veterans transition to civilian life. One of them was Hovig Margossian. After serving for a decade in the U.S. Marine Corps and completing two tours in Iraq, he needed a job. It’s wasn’t easy. “It was intimidating because I had no experience in the corporate world,” said Margossian, 35.
May 5, 2016 – First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announce that more than 50 companies – including Amazon, Verizon and Boeing – have pledged to hire and train veterans and military spouses in conjunction with their Joining Forces initiative to help support veterans and their families.
March 25, 2016 – The par-3 third hole at Aviara Golf Club was the site of not one but two holes-in-one during Friday’s second round of the Kia Classic. Lizette Salas holed out with her 50-degree wedge from 92 yards and rookie Rachel Rohanna hit her 56-degree wedge 93 yards into the hole.
March 22, 2016 – The annual LPGA Kia Classic tournament returns to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, this week, offering fans of all ages an up-close and personal experience with 144 of the top players in the world as they vie for a share of the $1.7 million purse.
March 22, 2016 – The unemployment rate for American veterans fell to the lowest level in seven years in 2015, a reflection of an improving jobs market alongside programs to put servicemen and women to work.
CARLSBAD – March 18, 2016 – There is a new addition to next week’s Kia Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Kia has taken on an official charity partner for the 2016 tournament, one with a focus of putting military veterans into the workforce.
November 7, 2015 – Veterans who leave the military are struggling to find jobs as they transition to civilian life. That’s where Hire Heroes USA comes in. CEO Brian Stann and Navy Reservist Captain Lynne Blankenbeker explain how the non-profit group helps vets take their military skills and make them more marketable in the civilian job market.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — November 5, 2015 — Hire Heroes USA is one of thousands of nonprofit agencies taking part in the 4th annual Georgia Gives Day on November 12. Hire Heroes USA is a military-focused nonprofit based in Alpharetta that empowers U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to find new careers in the civilian workforce.