Hire Heroes USA
Each month in this section the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every charity we showcase on this page.
This month we’re featuring Hire Heroes USA, which helps transitioning military members, veterans, and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce by sponsoring workshops, providing personalized career coaching, and paying for employment-preparation counseling. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – funded by donations and grants from corporations and individual donors – provides these services at no cost to the recipients.
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia – with additional offices in Torrance, California; San Diego, California; Auburn, Washington; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Plano, Texas; and Raleigh, North Carolina – works nationally helping veterans find jobs; according to the organization, more than 60 veterans are confirmed hired every week. Veterans are individually partnered with a specially-trained Veteran Transition Specialist who works collaboratively with the veteran and families to create a tailored civilian resume that highlights skills and achievements and translates military experience into civilian terminology. Those in the program also learn effective job-search and interviewing techniques and are able to network with companies who want to hire veterans.
Hire Heroes USA team members work with military members and veterans stationed across the U.S., Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and six foreign countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, and the U.K.) who are looking for full-time or part-time work, internships, or training opportunities. Once the job seeker has completed the self-marketing workshops and pre-employment preparation, members of the Veteran Outreach team will offer continued support until the veteran gets a job.
For more information, visit www.hireheroesusa.org.