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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.

Why Veterans Should Move to Texas

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The purpose of this blog post is to encourage job seeking US veterans to move to Texas. HirePatriots is working with multiple companies in Texas that eagerly want to hire America’s former military. But here in California it is often difficult to convince them to move. For instance, there is a company in Houston, Texas that wants to hire 50 US veterans immediately to drive cement trucks. The average salary is $60,000+. -- US veterans should take a serious look at this opportunity and make that move. Here are some great reasons: It's cheaper: Texas has the highest 'effective' pay check...
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Put Your Story in a Book

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Do you have a unique, personal story to tell? Have you accomplished business success that will inspire others? Does your business have a message that needs to be written?    Tell us what you want said. We will write it. You will own it.    Today, the written word is transforming and finding new avenues to readers that regularly earn revenue from e-books to Kindle. Business-savvy entrepreneurs are using these new and effective ways and reaping the financial benefits that come with it.    Lead by Mark Baird, an award-winning, best-selling author and entrepreneur, we can write that story, market...
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Be a US Veteran Entrepreneur!

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Great Biz Op 4 US Veterans Many US veterans want to start their own business. They have learned how to be leaders and desire to implement what they have learned and what they can do. But leadership roles for most veterans in the corporate world are hard to find. Almost always you must start at the bottom of the ladder with rock bottom pay and work your way up. That takes time, often years. Also, it is often menial work far below your skill level. It’s frustrating and leaves you uninspired. You long for more responsibility, leadership and control. Starting your...
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Cause Marketing & Recruiting 4 Businesses

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Here is some information about HirePatriots and our recruiting and cause marketing methods. Hello, I am Mark Baird, the founder of Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 for US veterans and HirePatriots.com, one of the most popular web destinations for job seeking, active and former US military personnel. I am the author of An American Crisis: Veterans Unemployment, one of the top 10 business books in America; and, I recently wrote The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success, which comes out in October 2014. This book is specifically for US businesses that need to recruit US veterans and that want to market themselves as “veteran friendly.”...
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Great News About Your Health!

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 Statin Drugs vs. CoQ10By Joshua CornEditor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, Natural Health NewsletterSTORY HIGHLIGHTSStatins deplete a vitalnutrient your bodydesperately needsExperts: By age 50,your CoQ10 levels maybe critically lowWhy you need theright CoQ10, right nowThe supplementindustry's dirty secretFoolproof guide thatwill prevent you frombeing scammedIf you are taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor or Pravachol and want to maintain a vigorous, active lifestyle, then I have important news to share with you today. When blood tests reveal high LDL cholesterol levels, doctors tend to reflexively reach for their prescription pad for the...
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Flip Flop Dog Franchise 4 Veterans

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To All Veterans: “We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us”. – George Orwell Freedom isn't free. I don’t have to remind any of you who served.  It is astonishing to us at FlipFlop Dogs that until recent years, there was little hometown job security for those military veterans who proudly served their country.  Something is not right in our society and its’ priorities, as there are far too many veterans who never find fulfilling careers after serving in the military. We cannot employ every veteran,...
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Answers for US Veterans & America

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 US Veteran Employment Over the next three years, 1.3 million current, active duty US military are being discharged early from our armed services. America already has high US veteran unemployment numbers, this action by Congress will increase those ranks significantly. Patriotic Hearts, our 501c3 non-profit, has developed a comprehensive program to address this urgent issue: our HirePatriots Community Program, our US veteran ‘Work Ready’ Hiring Events, our Veterans Green Projects, and Military Marriage Retreats. The HirePatriots Community Program provides immediate assistance. This program connects local residents who need help with chores and repairs around their homes and yards with local US...
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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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