The most effective charity for veterans, one that “walks the talk” placing separating soldiers, sailors, and marines into civilian employment, is Hire Heroes USA. Headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia – with seven additional offices in Torrance, CA; San Diego, CA; Auburn, WA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Boise, ID and Raleigh, NC – Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence for helping veterans find jobs, currently at the rate of more than 100 veterans confirmed hired every week. Thanks to the tax free contributions of generous donors and funders, their services are provided at no cost to any transitioning U.S. military member, veteran or spouse who registers for services.
They perform this vital service through training workshops by former military and business professionals. Among skills provided are self-marketing including pro resumes to help translate military experience into civilian terminology. Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Hire Heroes USA’s services are provided at no cost. Hire Heroes USA achieved a 4-Star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, and a Platinum rating from GuideStar.
The Hire Heroes USA team is uniquely qualified to serve military members, veterans and their spouses because of a capacity to understand and define a value proposition. By creating relationships with the transitioning military members, veterans and spouses who seek help, Hire Heroes understands their transferable skills and defines their value proposition in civilian terms. What is very exciting is combining the new lean startup method for new business creation with those veterans who wish to start their own business. Hire Heroes working with Entrepreneurship Resources and the editor has decided to add entrepreneurial training to their workshop curriculum.
It’s a well known that veterans makes good entrepreneurs. The military experience prepares them for a successful entrepreneurial career. Not only are vets focused on mission planning, they are great team members, have been trained in leadership, and possess the discipline and organizational abilities needed to succeed. They are 45% more likely to be self-employed, and comprise 9% of all businesses today. The combination of the Hire Heroes program and entrepreneurship training will grow the economy, help military families succeed, and put a national treasure to better commercial use. Semper fidelis!