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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.

See and Hear 2 Blackholes Colliding!

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If you like mind blowing, brain stretching true stories Astro-Physics has plenty. A billion years ago, two black holes collided and created an explosion that emitted more energy than a trillion-billion suns! It was so powerful that we are still able to see and hear the cosmic ripple made by that explosion. It proves Einstein's theory that the universe is made of an invisible fabric that holds the weight of all objects in the cosmos. We call this unseen fabric "gravity." -- Watch this amazing video! ...
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Another Great Recommendation

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"I want to thank you for all you do for us veterans. I really never knew until recently, there were great organizations out there like yours that are willing to help us. The Soldier for Life- Transition Assistance Program, ((SFL-TAP), old ACAP) paints a picture of  doom and gloom for us retirees. They show us some federal programs but not all the private organizations out there like yours. Once again, thank you for your assistance, I look forward to my transition and plan on letting my peers that are exiting, know about the assistance your organization can provide."Joseph SutoMSG, USA Assistant...
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Home Health and Hospice Care Jobs

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A career at Amedisys is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to be a part of a family that deeply impacts the lives of 30,000 patients each day. At Amedisys, our focus is on care – care for our patients and care for our employees – because we know they are the foundation of everything we do. Whether you’re just starting down the home health and hospice care path or you’ve been in the industry for many years, we’re ready to welcome you to our family. Amedisys’ home health and hospice nurses, therapists and other caregivers work small...
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In Defense of The Wounded Warrior Project

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Recently CBS and some other news and media agencies have publicized some areas of concern about how donations to The Wounded Warrior Project, a premier veteran charity, have been spent. The criticism focuses mostly on expenditures on trips, meetings, conventions, hotels and first class airfare. But they failed to say that those expenses were just about 7% of their total revenue. That does not seem unreasonable for a nationwide charity with locations all across America. The Wounded Warrior Project was founded by a dear, old friend of mine, John Melia. He is a humble and honest man. He is my age...
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World Economic Update

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My Fellow Americans,  On the economic front, there are many, many mixed signals. Layoffs are rampant, especially in the oil & gas industry and in metals & mining. Major corporations such as BP (4,000 layoffs), GE (6,500 layoffs) and Walmart (closing 269 stores globally, 154 in the US, 16,000 employee layoffs worldwide, 10,000 in US) and many others are making the news for contracting rather than growing and creating new jobs. Thanks to the EPA bias against coal, the Census Bureau reports that West Virginia is now the only state in the country where more than half of adults are not...
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An Outstanding Veteran Charity to Support

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Patriotic Hearts is a 501c3 non-profit that focuses on assisting US military, veterans, and their families. We have been serving our nation's military for more than a decade. Two U.S. Presidents, Congress, the Chamber of Commerce and even People Magazine have recognized us for exemplary service. And before doing so, they thoroughly vetted us. -- You can be sure that your donation will be used to directly assist US military members and veterans in need.  Here is our a recent endorsement from a highly respected charitable foundation:    We host a popular job board and advocacy site called HirePatriots.com. In addition to our Careers...
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A Great Business for Veterans to Own

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I have been helping US veterans find employment and to start businesses for 45 years. Many that I help are service disabled. Some have prosthetics, some have other kinds of injuries; and some have PTSD and find it difficult to work a typical 40-hour a week. I have focused largely on assisting these men and women by creating alternative employment options. One of my options is US Military Maintenance. It is a business for US veterans to own and then to hire other US veterans and their spouses. It is a very lucrative business to have, with an extremely low start-up...
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My Dad: A WW II US Veteran

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 My Dad: A True Artist When Laguna Beach was truly an “artists’ town.” When young and old creatives flocked there instinctually like birds to Capistrano, it was the North Beach of San Francisco, the Greenwich of New York and the North Bank of Paris. My father quit his senior executive job at Northrup Grumman in 1963 and moved our family to this quaint, pubescent town, abandoning his profession as a conceptual artist for the military establishment and devoting himself to producing true art. He had been a star in California high school track in the early 1940s. His nickname was “Breeze”...
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Contingency Recruiting with HirePatriots The United States Military trains and produces the best leaders in the world. They possess hands on, under fire, experience that surpasses that of almost all civilians. Their characters, work ethic and mission driven attitude are exceptional. Since 2004, HirePatriots has assisted hundreds of companies that have turned to us to fill their positions with the right individuals. We have representatives in every state in the US. Regardless of the field and responsibilities, we have the connections to properly fill any of your employment needs. We thoroughly interview and screen every candidate to insure a perfect match....
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Veterans Helping Veterans: A Fine Example

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Joe Padlo had a good job. He was financially comfortable. He had transferred well after being in Marine Corps for 12 years. He was a manager, Regional Director, VP, and President as he advanced in his career.  But he wasn’t satisfied. He felt a need to do more with his life. Then he read about an opportunity to own a business that employs other US veterans. He decided to give it a shot. US Military Maintenance is a program of the nationally respected non-profitPatriotic Hearts that focuses on assisting US military, veterans and their families. They made sure that Joe had everything...
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Great Careers in Aviation Here

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Take off with Phoenix Air Phoenix Air Group, Inc. known worldwide as Phoenix Air is a U.S. certificated air carrier based in Cartersville, Georgia, USA serving a wide range of clients by providing a wide range of aviation services. Welcome to our web site. In the pages that follow, you will be guided through Phoenix Air’s varied capabilities – from air charter to air ambulance to air cargo to military training... capabilities that have made Phoenix Air one of the most trusted names in the aviation industry. Sheet Metal A&P Mechanic Requirements for these positions are: 5 or more years of...
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The Virgin Birth of Jesus

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The Birth of Jesus through Joseph's Eyes by R.C. SproulWhen we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmastime, our attention is most often given to Luke’s account, because it gives us so much information. It tells us of the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the peasant girl Mary. It includes the story of the shepherds as well as the infancy hymns that are sung by Zacharias and by others during that time. Matthew’s version is much briefer. We notice at the outset that Matthew gives his account from the viewpoint of Joseph, whereas Luke tells his account from...
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Heroes Jam Concert this Sunday!

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Appearing at the Dec 20. event.....The LATIN GODDESSES & Top Hip Hop artists at the HOLLYWOOD & VINE LAUNCH PARTY in Hollywood at Tiffany's on Vine: 1718 Vine Street. -- This will benefit our non-profit Patriotic Hearts. Check out HeroesJam.com.    Visit HeroesJam.com for more information....
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Business Ownership for US Veterans

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My name is Mark Baird. I manage a non-profit Patriotic Hearts. It assists US veterans and their families in multiple ways. One way we do this is to help them start their own commercial office cleaning company. I have built and sold several commercial maintenance businesses of my own. It is a very lucrative business. You can do all the work by yourself and make $80K a year; or, you can hire employees and build it into a multi-million dollar business. I will help you do both. The business is called US Military Maintenance. Testimonies of USMM Business Owners A local...
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US Military Maintenance

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A Great Business to Own or Employ US Military Maintenance employs local US military, veterans and their spouses to clean commercial offices. We keep businesses “Military Clean” and we put a dent in veteran unemployment at the same time. US Military Maintenance is a program of Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit that has received the Visionary Award, Leadership Award, and Congressional Medal of Merit for its efforts to solve US veteran unemployment. We are seeking entrepreneurial US veterans across the USA who want to own a US Military Maintenance business too. We provide everything you need to start right away including...
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Secret to Writing the Perfect Resume

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Advice from a CEO Do this the next time job you apply for a job and send in your resume. Look at it like doing a painting by numbers sketch. Just fill in the answers they are looking for. Each line of their list of qualifications, or experience, or education, etc. is the information they are asking for. Give that to them. How does your personal work history provide what they need? Say it and as succinctly as possible. (Leave the specific details for the interview.) Do not just send everyone a general resume that may or may not have the...
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Making A Life Worth Living

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 The picture attached to this post is me at Westmont College in the 70's. I was an idealistic youth who was zealous about making my life count. I am still trying 45 years later. I've spent decades teaching in inner-city schools, preaching to the poor, counseling addicts, employing US veterans, coaching kids, and trying to be a good husband, father, son and citizen. -- I was never as good as I dreamed of being, doing any of those. But by grace, I have been able to be of considerable importance to many of thousands of US military and veterans. I find...
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Holiday Recruiting Special

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Hire Patriots Holiday Special • 10 Pack of 30 Day Job Postings on HirePatriots.com Careers Job Board • 3 Month Banner on HirePatriots.com Homepage (210x210)  • Blog Post on HirePatriots.com homepage about your business’ available positions and sent to our current job seekers and social networks ($1250 value): $750 HirePatriots.com was chosen as PEOPLE Magazines US Veteran Hiring Initiative All proceeds go to Patriotic Hearts, a 501 C3 non-profit for US military, veterans and their families. Donate Here Happy Holidays!  ...
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Thank You Note from a US Veteran

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Veterans Day is a special holiday set aside to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for taking an active part in serving those who have served.  As you know, US Military Maintenance hires military veterans and spouses to perform comprehensive commercial janitorial services.  By working with and supporting US Military Maintenance, you are making a direct and positive impact to military veterans every day.  Thank you.   Your partnerships with US Military Maintenance have allowed us to employ and offer opportunity to veterans.  Without you...
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Many military veterans in search of meaningful employment are finding the job market tough and searching for a job where they feel they can contribute may be tougher.  If you’re hard-working, goal-oriented and motivated ‒ as most of the vets I’ve met are ‒ you may want to consider a career in insurance.  Here’s why:  While many job markets have slowed hiring in recent years, insurance is one area that continues to grow and thrive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of insurance sales agents and managers will grow 22 percent over the next few years.  Pretty impressive, right?...
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