What is Hire America's Heroes?
Hire America's Heroes was formed in 2007 by representatives from Seattle area corporations who wanted to help veterans and military family members find corporate workforce jobs. Each year, Hire America's Heroes hosts an annual symposium to "share best practices and success strategies for sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and retaining America's transitioning service members and military veterans."
According to the Hire America's Heroes website, the first symposium in November of 2007 "attracted over 400 attendees and brought together 60 major employers, 120 men and women in uniform, representatives from 11 states outside of Washington, and a number of government representatives and non-profit organizations." The symposium events have grown larger every year.
Hire America's Heroes has also partnered with the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) part of the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Lewis, Washington. The WTB serves over 800 wounded warriors in recovery at Madigan Army Medical Center.
To find out about success stories and job placements, visit the Hire America's Heroes website.