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I write about everything that helps US veterans, the organizations that support them, and US small businesses. And I propose to my readers that they also become involved in our important cause. Towards that end, I also write about HirePatriots' exclusive Cause Marketing strategy to promote the businesses that support us. And I introduce ways that patriots and veterans can earn an income from home or office through HirePatriots.com. HirePatriots.com is a program of Patriotic Hearts 501c3. We encourage US residents to post Day Job for their local veterans. And we allow any business to post their jobs and search our resumes for free too.

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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.

The HirePatriots Community Program

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  HirePatriots is creating local community chapters across America to support their local US military, veterans and their families. The first step is for us to seek sustainable employment for veterans. To accomplish this we call companies everyday and ask them to post jobs on our site. We also post blogs about their company and about the jobs they need to fill. We also hold job fairs, including virtual job fairs. And when veterans send us their resumes we talk with them and then we call back the companies that want us to fill their positions and recommend those veterans. And...
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Great Video if You Need Income

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Patrick Mellody is a HirePatriots member. I have known him for several years. He is a straight arrow. I trust him completely. He has a very sincere desire to help others, that is why he joined HirePatriots. Here is a video I asked him to create about the company with which he is aligned. It has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. This income opportunity does not cost money for you to join. It is not multi-level marketing. It is just a product that everyone uses and a way to save money on what they already pay. It is...
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A Community Project for Schools

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Recently, public and private schools across America have contacted HirePatriots asking about our program. They see it as a way for their students to earn community service credits. They can help spread the word in their communities and get more jobs posted for their area’s military and veterans. The students can also use our popular site to publish their stories, essays, reports, videos and pictures that pertain to US veterans, patriotism and America.  I am excited about this because when I taught high school English in California I always made sure that every student in my class got published in the...
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Why I am Angry About US Veterans

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I am offended and angry about how our youth who volunteered to stand in harm’s way for us after the 9-11 attack are treated, ignored and forgotten! At this writing, 700,000+ men and women who joined our armed forces after America was attacked on 9/11/01 are looking for employment and not being hired. They left their homes and gave up all that they had to defend us from multiple foreign enemies. They sacrificed a tremendous amount, so did their wives and families. Repeated combat deployments during these long wars have made their mark on these valiant warriors. They are like steel!...
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Need Truck to Employ Veterans

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HirePatriots has created a program called Veterans Green Projects. It has exploded far more rapidly than anyone expected. We collect e-waste that is donated to our non-profit. With this electronic discarded equipment and computers etc. we are able to employ US veterans in a variety of capacities: collection, sorting, dismantling, repairs,recycling and disposal. It all begins with having a truck. We are renting trucks now, but that severely reduces the funds we have to hire veterans. -- Can you help? We are looking for a person or company to donate a truck, however we have a limited budget and can afford...
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Get Paid to Hire Veterans

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Career One Stop Job Training There are substantial financial benefits to you as an employer by participating in On-The-Job Training!  OJT reimburses you for the costs associated with training a new employee, which is calculated at 50% of the wages paid during an agreed-upon training period.  Employers use their own system to teach trainees the skills necessary for successful permanent employment within their company. Employer Benefits ·         Hands-on training that you as the employer may design ·         A reimbursement will be made to offset training costs ·         There is no cost to participate ·         Pre-qualified employees selected for your review, according...
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Our Christian Service

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My wife and I began HirePatriots and our non-profit Patriotic Hearts 10 years ago. Since then well over 100,000 US military veterans and their families have been helped in a variety of ways through our unique outreach. But it has required tremendous financial sacrifice to do so and unending labor. We have forfeited all of our worldly possessions, but we have gained so much more from heavenly realms.    Tori and I are carrying on and trusting Jesus to provide, as he always does. God is faithful. We hope that He uses our perseverance to amaze people. Perhaps our lives will...
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How HirePatriots has Grown!

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HirePatriots is building a nationwide Jobs Safety Net for US military, veterans and their spouses. Join our cause. Each member gets their own, customized HirePatriots.com website with sliding pictures, video, job boards and a blog. It shares our top 1% world ranking too. These sites serve several purposes: Some are used for recruiting US veterans, some for marketing their products and services, some for the social networking and SEO, some for school children to have a platform to publish their projects worldwide, some for churches and community service organizations that want to create an effective program for the military, some to...
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Long Term, Full Time Employment Disappearing

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One of every ten Americans who lost a full-time job since 2007 have not found another full time job! The facade of a recovering economy reveals that the drop in unemployment is due to exactly what many such as myself have always suspected. New research by Alan B. Krueger, the former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers,  found that only one in 10 workers who had been unemployed over an extended period of time in a given month between 2008 and 2012 had returned to full-time work.  Instead we find that most Americans who have lost their jobs since the...
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Start This Veteran Program in Your Town

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As you know, many members of our US military live near or below poverty. Military life is hard enough without that additional stress. And because of it the US military has a much higher divorce rate. This should not be.    A simple way to make a huge impact in your community and to help US veterans that has proven to be very successful here in San Diego is our One Day job board. Whenever residents, organizations, or businesses need an extra hand with chores or repairs for a day or two they can post for free on HirePatriots.com and hire...
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Want to Work for HirePatriots?

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In addition to our One Day and Careers job board, and our efforts to help veteran entrepreneurs, we also create job of our own for US military, veterans and their spouses. Our mission is to make sure that any US veteran that needs to work and earn a full time or part time income has the opportunity to do so.  Through our website and our affiliations with businesses we have several options if you want to help our cause and make money at the same time.  We pay a 50% commission to everyone who brings us in a sale of any...
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New Rules for Government Contractors

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New benchmarks have gone into effect for companies contracting with the Federal Government. Under the new regulation, contractors are now required to set annual benchmarks and measure their progress in hiring and recruiting disabled veterans and other vets protected by law. There are no set penalties for companies that do not comply. But the government will require that companies that receive contracts show good faith and a sincere effort to implement programs and hiring initiatives for US veterans. Patricia Shiu, director of the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, said in an email. “Failure to achieve a goal is not...
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How to Hire US Veterans

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  How HirePatriots Recruits US Veterans for You: HirePatriots.com is a unique recruiting and marketing platform that provides a “Careers” job board where companies post, and a One Day job board for residents to post for free. This community job board is where US residents hire local US military, veterans and their spouses when they need an extra hand with chores and repairs around their homes and yards. It is sensationally popular! Active duty US military and veterans visit HirePatriots.com everyday. They augment their incomes with our One Day jobs until they can secure sustainable full time employment from our “Careers”...
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Veteran Ambassador: 1st Sgt. Carmichael

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First Sergeant Wally Carmichael, an Army Medic, is retiring soon. He has chosen to take on the responsibility of spreading the HirePatriots Jobs Safety Net in his state of Hawaii. We are honored to be represented by this US veteran. He is very good at understanding HirePatriots and communicating it in its simplest form. This probably comes from many years of leading Army medics. Wally has already started a business: Top Fit Training. "Coach" Carmichael had allowed middle age to give him a hug around the middle and he had slipped further from being in shape than he realized. He took...
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People Magazine's "Heroes Among Us"

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People Magazine selected HirePatriots as their US Veteran Hiring Initiative and wrote a several page feature about us. It tells the story of one of the thousands of veterans we have helped. This is a poignant story about Greg Erlandson that elevates your respect for our hard working military members and also gives you a detailed insight to how HirePatriots helps them. This is the story of a Navy Petty Officer and his family's struggles after he retired from military service. Here is a side story not included in this article. On a combat mission with a special forces team, Greg...
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Recruit & Add Clients with HirePatriots

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Here is what HirePatriots can do to recruit and add customers:   1) We have a very popular website, (HirePatriots.com) especially for US military, veterans and their spouses who are looking for work. It is a unique website that in addition to a Careers job board also has a One Day job board. This is a job board that US residents use to hire local US military, veterans and their spouses when they need an extra hand with chores and repairs around their homes and yards. It is sensationally popular!   That is why I say that we can recruit for...
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A Day in the Life of Mark & Tori

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My wife, Tori, and I founded HirePatriots and have worked at it virtually every waking hour of everyday for the last 10 years. We are motivated by faith in a vision and empowered by a passion that provides constant strength and endurance. We are Christians and we are certain that this is God’s plan and purpose for our lives. To give you a glimpse of our daily lives here are some of the things we did this week:  We created and presented a 45 minute PowerPoint to the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, wrote a grant request and created a PowerPoint...
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HirePatriots Mission

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The mission of HirePatriots.com is to solve US veteran unemployment one community at a time. We are a creating a nationwide jobs safety net for US military, veterans and their spouses. In order to accomplish our goal we work with businesses to recruit new employees, sell more services and products, bring tens of thousands of more visitors to your website, make you popular on the social networks, get you free appearances on your local National News affiliates, and makes you one of the very most popular businesses in your region.  What makes HirePatriots.com different than anyother job board is that in...
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Were U Watching TV in the 1950's?

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I was raised in the 1950's when TV was brand new. The first TV set I saw was about 5 inches square. Most of the day the TV had no shows at all. There was just a static image on an american Indian for hours. Before my parents got home from work I would watch the few TV day shows. Who remembers Howdy Doody? Engineer Bill? Sheriff John? The Life of Riley? Wild Bill Hitchcock, Gene Autry? Roy Rogers? And my favorite, Fess Parker as Davy Crockett?  ...
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US Oil Industry Eager to Hire Veterans

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Companies in the Oil Industry have been contacting HirePatriots regularly, asking for our help in hiring US veterans for work in their oil fields. There are a wide variety of various jobs. The pay is very good. We have already put several veterans to work for them with a starting wage of $80,000 a year, plus benefits.  Here is an opportunity to get your foot in the door of this burgeoning industry starting at $21 an hour and then to jump to $28 an hour and more. This position includes full benefits, housing, and pay increase every 90 days.  Please contact...
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