Even one unemployed or underemployed veteran is one too many. We’ll stay focused on the mission until each man and woman who has served is empowered to find meaningful employment.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) February 01, 2019
Today, Hire Heroes USA announced reaching a milestone of 30,000 veterans hired into jobs since its inception. The national nonprofit is a leader in the veteran employment space, providing personalized job search assistance to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses.
Through a unique service delivery model that pairs clients with individual Transition Specialists – many of whom are veterans and/or military spouses themselves - the organization provides expert, personalized service and support including resume, networking and interview assistance, online workshops, training modules, virtual career fairs and an exclusive job board with over 290,000 job listings in 2018. Last year, Hire Heroes clients had an average starting salary of $57,000.
“As we observe this major milestone, we remember that our work is bigger than the numbers. We celebrate the impact of our programs on every individual client we serve; and we also celebrate the generosity of every individual, foundation and corporate supporter who made our work possible with a commitment to giving back to veterans,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Christopher Plamp, a retired Air Force combat pilot. “Even one unemployed or underemployed veteran is one too many. We’ll stay focused on the mission until each man and woman who has served is empowered to find meaningful employment.”
Over the years, Hire Heroes USA has seen exponential growth in the number of clients it helps each year, starting with three hires in 2007. The organization has set an ambitious goal of 10,000 veterans and military spouses hired in 2019.
“Helping veterans secure meaningful employment was the laser focused mission when Hire Heroes saw its first hire,” said John Bardis, Hire Heroes USA founder and chairman of the board of directors. “As we celebrate 30,000 hires today, I am proud that we’ve stayed true to that single mission and are poised to do even more in the years to come.”
About Hire Heroes USA:
Hire Heroes USA is the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of underemployment and unemployment among veterans. Funding for the nonprofit’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. Hire Heroes USA has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a fourth consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.