Mission: The organization's mission is to facilitate military veteran employment in the corporate workforce. Hire america's heroes seeks to promote best practices and success strategies by which america's military family members are welcomed into the corporate workforce. Veterans of all eras, transitioning service members, spouses, wounded warrior care givers, members of blue star families and gold star families are all welcomed. We work to influence the ecosystem for increased employment of military service members as a category. Our services are directed toward educating and informing stakeholders in order to raise their understanding of relevant issues, connecting the players who can influence the issues, and promoting action that will result in family wage jobs for members of the military family. Hire america's heroes is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. The organization seeks to connect america's major corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their
Programs: Hire america's heroes connects america's major corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce. The organization engages interested corporations in activities designed to educate, promote, and facilitate recognized best-practice processes and success strategies for sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, supporting, and retaining america's military service members and veterans. This is done via career days, symposia, industry forums, and other specific projects.
Hire America's Heroes started off a non-profit that seemed worth my while. They held events on base for free to employers to help them understand what our service men and women do (similar to Boss Lifts hosted by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)). The first year they were up and running was great. After that, they started charging employers upwards towards $750-1000+ to attend hiring events. From the reviews I received from other employers, of maybe 300 veteran job seekers, only 2-5 would end up with employment.
There are a lot of phenomenal organizations out there that do not charge the employer because they do not want to create barriers for either the (former) service member or the employer to find that "right match" and truly gainful employment.