According to Veteran.com, every year some 200,000 military people leave the uniformed services. Of those, hundreds of them look to start new careers or continue in their current field. National Hire a Veteran Day was founded by Marine Corps veteran, Dan Caporale (who also founded Hire Our Heroes), to be a call to action to both those looking to hire and military veterans looking to apply for jobs.
In addition to this national call to action, there are programs that have been put in place both nationally and locally to help support veterans in continuing their careers.
Hire Our Heroes – According to their website, employment is probably the top priority after health during veterans’ transition from the battlefield to the home front. They are committed to giving veterans the help they need to secure jobs including assistance in writing resumes and finding employment.
HIRE Vets Medallion Program – This program recognizes employers for recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. It is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a business’s commitment to hiring veterans.
U.S. Department of Labor’s VETS Program – This program provides a vast array of services to help veterans. They prepare America’s veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses for meaningful careers by offering things such as the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT), Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG), National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI), Transition Assistance Program (TAP), and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). These programs have workshops, events, and curricula (among other tools) that help our nation’s heroes and employers.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program – This program was designed to connect the military community with meaningful employment opportunities. They offer information related to current job opportunities, hiring events, fellowship programs, education and networking opportunities, and military spouse resources.
As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, The Ginn Group knows how important veterans are to our nation’s workforce. Here is what Thomas Pettigrew, Director of Human Resouces at The Ginn Group, has to say:
“Through our team of veterans, our company engages a strong leadership core. Our demonstration of this leadership quality contributes to the strength necessary to maintain high levels of the customer’s needs.
The desire of the veterans in our workplace is to deliver quality service products, coupled with the strong work ethic of our company to support the veterans in delivering customers’ desired needs, resulting in a win-win outcome.
We are grateful to all veterans and thank you for your service!!!”
Contact us today for more information about who we are and how we are helping our nation’s veterans.