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Mark Baird

Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.

Great Book for Veterans & Companies

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An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment was written by 25 US veteran employment experts. My wife and I also included our chapters. This book gives all job seeking US veterans definitive advice and direction. It also informs companies about the value of US veterans and how to create a successful veteran hiring program within your company. It has been at the top of the list of best sellers on Amazon in several categories.  As a means of honoring our US veterans I am offering this book at cost for one week. If you are a company, school, organization or a patriot that...
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5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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Good afternoon, I wanted to send a reminder in regards to our Law Enforcement Day on September 11th. We will be having our 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day where we will be honoring women in Law Enforcement and also our September 11th Memorial Event to be held at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.  I have attached the links below to sign up for the events. There is only two weeks left to register for these great events. Our Memorial Event will include a demonstration of SDSU Quad copter drones, Kaylee Wilson from SDPOA Women’s and Orphans Fund and Inspector...
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Answers about HirePatriots' Programs

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I am often asked to answer questions about the HirePatriots program in order to help reporters write about our unique program. Here are some answers to common questions.                 Tell us about HirePatriots.com … when and why did you start your site? A wounded US Marine from Camp Pendleton knocked on our door and asked if we had any work for him around our home or yard so that he could get the electricity and heat turned back on in his house. He had returned from Iraq just a few minutes before to find his wife...
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HirePatriots’ Community Program for Schools

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When I was a teacher in Southwest Los Angeles I always made sure that all of my students got a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Los Angeles Times before the end of the year. It had an amazing result! I saw children with no self-esteem transformed.   Today, being published in the Times or any paper is not what it used to be, especially to this new generation of school students. The Internet is where to be seen and appreciated. After several decades of developing the minds and hearts of students, for the last ten years I have been...
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HirePatriots’ primary mission is the employment of US military, veterans and their spouses. We look for innovative answers and more effective methods for providing them temporary, part time and full time employment. HirePatriots is a program of Patriotic Hearts, a 501C3 non-profit (EIN 20-8599179) Our unique One Day job board for residents to hire local veterans and their spouses to help them with chores and repairs around their homes and yards has been tremendously successful! Over 50,000 US military members, in and out of the armed forces, have found work and extra income from that simple but powerful solution. Our unique...
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Huge Waves of Unemployed US Veterans Coming

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An Executive Order from President Obama has commanded the US Armed Forces to be drastically reduced in numbers, even below those we had prior to WWI. Right now, 1.3 million actively serving military members are being released from duty, many well before their contract expire. The numbers of unemployed and homeless veterans on our streets is going to multiply. Their families will suffer too. How can we do this to these young men and women who serve us so selflessly and faithfully? Something must be done now to avoid this tragedy! HirePatriots is coming to the rescue with a new and...
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Great Video: How to Love What You Do

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Dear Reader, The actual title of this video probably would not have grabbed your attention. But I think this makes a very important point for all of us: appreciating the value in everything that we do. If we imitate this video in our daily activities we will all find greater joy, meaning and purpose. We will be doing our small part in making our world better for all. -- I think that we all can identify with this video, regardless of our profession.  "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving...
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US Veterans 4 Trucking Companies

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HirePatriots.com is currently focusing on connecting transitioning military truck drivers with the trucking industry because there are so many open positions available to US veterans. Honoring our returning veterans for their many sacrifices and service is our mission. The most important our US veterans need is immediate sustainable employment. Currently, the US government is pushing out 1.3 million current active duty military. We are facing another huge round of unemployed US veterans. The trucking industry can help tremendously. This is how: To accelerate the hiring of these US veterans, HirePatriots is holding Truck Driver Hiring Events. We fill a venue with...
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76-Mile Ocean Swim for Injured Warriors

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Patriotic Swimmers Go “Beyond Avalon” on a 76-Mile Ocean Swim to Raise Funds for Injured WarriorsBeyond Avalon’s 12 Swimmers will Journey from Catalina Island to La Jolla to Benefit Warrior Foundation~Freedom Station   A group of patriotic ocean swimmers has joined together to create “Beyond Avalon,” a 76-mile ocean swim benefiting Warrior Foundation~Freedom Station. Their mission is to raise funds for the San Diego-based nonprofit, which assists service members who were injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and are currently receiving medical care at Camp Pendleton and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Inspired by the bravery and honor...
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Stop Drugging our US Veterans!

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Our US veterans are being abused by routinely being prescribed huge amounts of drugs. The easy answer to keep our infantry fighting when they are affected psychologically, due to combat, critical fatigue, exhaustion, depression, and wounds is to medicate them with very powerful psychotropic pharmaceuticals. Is it a coincidence that our troops have a higher rate of suicide than anyother generation? Why are we seeing an increase of PTSD diagnosis? Why are so many military wives seeing dramatic changes in the husbands they once knew as their best friend? What damage is being done to our young men and women who...
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This highly accomplished, young, Senior Global Talent Specialist is looking for a position with a company that is making a difference, preferably in the San Diego, CA area.  Philip Dana is a man I know personally. He is an extraordinary person. He is very intelligent. He recently was in charge of hiring for a global bio-science research company. It is now the largest in the world. It was necessary for Philip to learn a massive amount of challenging Life Science information in a short amount of time. He did so with flying colors!  Phillip is an accomplished leader and motivator. His...
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How Businesses & Residents Hire US Veterans

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HirePatriots.com connects US military, veterans and their spouses with companies that want to hire them. We are one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Out of 326,000,000 US websites, HirePatriots.com ranks 29,000. Companies, and residents, have been hiring US veterans from our website for over 10 years. Post your company’s open positions on HirePatriots.com HERE.  If you are a resident and need an extra hand with chores and repairs, post your jobs HERE. – If you do not yet have a HirePatriots website for your community, let us know. We will build you a HirePatriots website and One Day job...
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On September 26, HirePatriots is holding a Hiring event at the QLN Conference Center on Avenida Del Oro, in Oceanside, CA for US veterans that want to be truck drivers. We have several major trucking companies that will be attending for the purpose of filling their truck driver positions and more. Some of these companies provide free training for veterans that are not currently licensed as commercial drivers. Being a truck driver today is one of the most secure jobs in the country. There are currently over 300,000 available positions. Once you are trained, licensed and on the road, you are...
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A 'Hiring' Event: Not a job fair

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HirePatriots is a popular jobs program for US military, veterans and their spouses. It is the employment program of Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit (EIN # 20-8599179).    HirePatriots is putting on a unique hiring events for US veterans.  Their purpose is to provide you a steady stream of qualified and work ready US veterans for your open positions.    My name is Mark Baird. I have been involved in US veteran employment and assistance since the Vietnam War.  Since the rise of the Internet, I embraced Web 2.0 and the social networks. As a result, HirePatriots.com ranks 29,000 out...
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The Blessings of HirePatriots Supporters

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HirePatriots has had well over 50,000 one day jobs posted on it. Nearly every job has been taken by a local active duty or transitioned veteran, or their spouse. Thank you every patriotic US citizen who has hired them! HirePatriots has also helped a myriad of servicemen and women by holding 12 military job fairs, almost always with no less than 125 companies at each. HirePatriots also hosts free, 3 day, all-expenses-paid Military Marriage Retreats. There is a huge divorce rate among our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The veterans that attend our retreats are all still married to the wives who...
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Finding the Right Hire 4 Businesses

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Finding the Right Hire 4 Businesses Mark Baird, the founder of HirePatriots.com, one of the most popular websites in America, and the author of An American Crisis: Veterans Unemployment and a book due out in July, The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success, cordially invites you to attend HirePatriots Work Ready US Veteran Hiring Event. This is not a job fair. Our US veteran candidates are fully work ready. Our staff has worked with each one, personally. Their attitude and mindset are prepared. Their resumes have been customized to fit the qualification of your open positions. They have studied your business website and want to...
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In an effort to address the huge troop reduction ordered by President Obama, HirePatriots is offering a faster and better way to get hired in the right job for you. This will take a bit of effort on your part. We will introduce you to companies that want to hire someone with your experience; but you must be Work Ready first. We have a staff to help you get Work Ready, if you are not already. “Work Ready” means: 1)      You have a proper resume, written in civilian language. You have a resume that is customizable for the company to which...
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How to Hire "Work Ready" US Veterans

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The best method for filling your positions is to use our US Military Veteran Hiring Events. We fully prepare 50+ US veterans by working closely with the Labor Department's America Career Centers. We direct our job seeking veterans to utilize their workshops. Those that complete this process we bring to our hiring events so that companies can hire veterans who are fully "work ready." These veterans would have studied the attending companies’ website and be prepared to start a career with them. HirePatriots.com is one of the most popular websites in America. We usually rank in the top 20,000 US sites for...
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Republicans versus US Veterans

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This is what I do not get: The Republican Party, that stands for Christian and Conservative ideals, the party that chose to send our young men and women off to fight In Iraq and Afghanistan, are continually cutting benefits to our US veterans. We all are aware of how poorly the V.A. hospitals have been caring for our injured troops. A large cause of this is because we do not have enough V.A. Hospital staff to care for all of our injured troops. The V.A. needs $18B to meet its staffing requirements. The Congressional Republicans are insisting that they will only...
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Perfect Example of BIG Government

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Federal Gov’t Says “No” to School Bake Sales Communities across America since before America even gained its liberty in 1781, when England's Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, local schools have been holding “bake sales” to raise funds to provide for additional educational resource and activities. This has always been a part of our schools. Today, parents, mostly moms, get together and hold bake sales throughout the year and sell them at various school events. It brings parents and families together. It unites the entire Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in a meaningful and positive way. The US Agriculture Department (USDA)...
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