Women serve in every branch of the military and have reached the highest ranks. Not only should we celebrate their service to this country, we should celebrate the success they continue to achieve after their military service." - Christopher Plamp, Interim CEO
ATLANTA (PRWEB) March 02, 2018
Coinciding with Women’s History Month in March, Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent nonprofit organization providing employment services to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses across the United States and around the world, is launching “Success After Service,” a special monthlong initiative to highlight the efforts of women who serve – and have served – in the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, women comprise more than 16 percent of all current active duty personnel and about 10 percent, or over two million, of our nation’s veterans - more than half of whom served in the Gulf War era (1990-present). In addition to that, the U.S. Department of Labor says women are, in fact, the fastest growing segment of the veteran community, reflecting increased opportunities for women in the military.
“Throughout the history of the U.S. military, women have raised their hands and signed up to serve this great country, while knowing they would be a minority in our armed forces. They have encountered obstacles that the men haven’t and, yet, they’ve pushed through, breaking ceilings and achieving notable success along the way,” said Christopher Plamp, Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of Hire Heroes USA.
“Just in my lifetime, women have gained access to the U.S. military academies, are piloting fighter jets and have won the right to join ground combat units. Women serve in every branch of the military and have reached the highest ranks. Not only should we celebrate their service to this country, we should celebrate the success they continue to achieve after their military service,” Plamp stressed. “They’ve made their own way in a male-dominated profession, gaining extraordinary tools, training and leadership skills they can use for the rest of their lives.”
As the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of underemployment and unemployment among veterans, Hire Heroes USA has assisted 7,235 women veterans and military members – nearly 89 percent of them seeking assistance just since 2014. More recently, Hire Heroes USA has increased its efforts to specifically address the unique employment challenges these women face in their transition from military service to a civilian career.
In the last two weeks alone, the national nonprofit has held exclusive employment workshops for women veterans and active duty military in San Antonio and San Diego. The next in these exclusive workshops is set for March 7 in Colorado Springs. Hire Heroes USA is also offering a Virtual Workshop on March 14 and a Virtual Career Fair on March 15. Registration for all three of these upcoming events is available on our website.
History credits women with serving in the military as far back as the 1700s, when they fought alongside men – even posing as men to do so – in the Revolutionary War. Today, women serve proudly in more roles and with more opportunities than ever. Hire Heroes USA remains focused on providing the women and men who serve in our armed forces with the tools and assistance they need to find continued success after service in the civilian workforce.
About Hire Heroes USA:
Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area for more than 10 years, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services that include resume, networking and interview assistance, federal sector help, mock interviews, and job sourcing. It also aligns itself with employment partners that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies that seek veteran talent. Hire Heroes USA’s programs are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. It has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year, and it also has a GuideStar Platinum level. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, please visit us online at hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.