Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes


Corporates committing to Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes, How it Start?

Hiring of Heroes, a scheme initiated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in March 2011 assists redundant veterans of the military in securing jobs. The inaugural year saw the scheme assist veterans exceeding 9,000 to secure employment with more than 130 employment fairs. In the year 2012, the aim was to exceed 400 employment fairs nationally. Over and above assisting in securing employment for veterans, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes initiative carries on promoting scheme of employing veterans and spouses of servicemen/women from amongst that trading society.

Trials of Unemployment amongst Veterans

Though the standard redundancy rate falls at 8.3%, when arriving at a percentage amongst males of the age group 18 – 24, it is 17.6%. The redundancy rate of male military servicemen is however, 29.1%. On the other hand, the redundancy rate of female servicewomen is 12.4%. This validates the problems faced by military personnel in securing employment subsequent to their release from duty. The Service has many features that are attractive to the private sector businesses. The one disadvantage though is the levels of education and expertise. The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation suggests that business entities are searching for proficient, technologically skilled, qualified workers. Regrettably most veterans of the military are lacking in proficiency and qualifications to satisfy a fast declining collection of jobs. An alternative task is to prepare a professional resume. Most Military officials agree that a resume of a veteran is a primary factor to transitioning from military to civilian jobs. Further to preparing an excellent resume, an important element of acquiring employment is the ability to face an interview successfully.

In lieu of the above, the two utmost essential components that Hiring Our Heroes has focused on is preparing professional resumes and developing interview skills

Hiring Our Heroes Videos

The following video aired by MSNBC is a cross-examination of the trials faced by ex-military officials when seeking for jobs, and the manner in which the Hiring Our Heroes has assisted the initiative.


This particular video talks about the effect of transfer from military based work to a life style of a civilian for three ex-servicemen. These three have decided to return to school to obtain degree by using the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides a sum of $17,500 as extra academic training and rates, an allowance on housing and several other prospects for monetary gain. The general opinion is that team building and leadership skills nurtured during service at the military, filed experience, and basic training and education will pave the way to a successful career once graduated.

To watch videos please go to https://nbclosangeles.com.

Committed to recruiting Personnel through Hiring Fairs

As indicted above, the Hiring Our Heroes scheme has organized more than 400 employment fairs nationally in 2012. This has given an opportunity to military servicemen to discuss with military responsive organizations and employers, who realize the rewards of getting the services of ex-servicemen and who have committed definitely towards employing veterans. In reality, Chase is dedicated towards recruiting 100,000 military officials, released of duty and other servicemen/women by 2020. Other organizations too have made equal obligations. You could visit upcoming hiring fairs for Hiring Our Heroes upcoming news. Further G.E has pledged to offer assistance for professional resume preparation and proficiency in facing interviews at chosen employment fairs. A list of these could be found at the GE veteran’s job page. They have deployed the services of a veteran group who helps out with transitioning.

They are aware of the crisis situations and the trials faced by veterans as they themselves have gone through the process.

Leading Military Responsive Companies

One part of the Hiring of veterans is to increase awareness within the U.S. organizations on the significance of recruiting veterans. However, in the event you are seeking a job, it may be best that you submit your professional resume to military responsive employers. G.I. has put together a list of top 100 military friendly employers. Further, some leading organizations assisting the venture of Hiring Our Heroes are:

  • Chase
  • GE
  • FedEx
  • Home Depot
  • Sam’s Club
  • Jeffrey Harris
    Posted at 15:17h, 07 July Reply

    I would like to apply for a warehouse job at Sam’s Club /Home Depot.
    I have forklift experience and rotating stock .
    Assembly experience
    Small engine repairer
    lawn maintenance

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