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Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
US active military, veterans and their families now have a new way to find freelance work with the launch of VeteransElance.us.
The website, developed by a US military veteran, gives individuals and organizations searching for freelance contractor's access to hard-working men and women who have risked their lives defending our country. The site allows employers to freely post positions for either flat rates or hourly wages, for both onsite work and tasks that can be completed online. Anyone can join as a freelancer and bid on the posted projects.
“While there are many veterans and active military out there who are looking to earn extra income for their families, this is the first site that makes it easy to seek out these individuals for a wide range of projects,” said Martin Lee, a veteran and founder of VeteransElance.us. “This is a great opportunity to support workers in the United States and boost local economies by offering contract positions to these heroic Americans.”
VeteransElance.us harnesses the dedication and hard-working nature of our military veterans, who are known for being some of the most independent, entrepreneurial and creative people in the United States. In addition to a place to find jobs, the website’s founders hope that it will become a strong community where veterans and employers can support one another—to the benefit of the country as a whole.
Martin Lee is a veteran, entrepreneur, business consultant and website designer who has served as a devoted veterans’ advocate in recent years. Over the past 18 months, he worked to advance political awareness of the issues veterans' face, especially the challenges of unemployment among those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Lee is also committed to addressing issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the transition back to civilian life and the backlogs of wounded or disabled claims that keep veterans from receiving the benefits they need and deserve.
“I decided to build VeteransElance.us so that the individuals who have sacrificed so much for our freedom would have the ability to post their qualifications, browse a number of different job opportunities and reach out to those who need projects done by reliable people,” said Mr. Lee. “The challenges military families go through are extremely difficult. My hope is that this website will help just a little in allowing these brave individuals to find work and earn income to support themselves and their loved ones.”
VeteransElance.us charges no fees to freelancers and is easy to use and navigate. The posting fee to job posters is just 7 percent, which is only required if an employer comes to terms with an individual to take on a project. These fees are substantially lower than traditional job posting boards, and allows the freelancer and employer to discuss the project directly through the internal user email system.
Though VeteransElance is not a non-profit organization, as much as possible, proceeds from the site will be donated to Veteran Service Organizations helping our heroes such as Fisher House, Wounded Warrior Regiment, etc. For more information or to get started, visit http://www.veteranselance.us.