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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.

A Business 4 US Veterans

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As founder of HirePatriots, I have spent every waking minute of my last ten years helping US veterans get employed or to start and succeed in business. Now, I am mentoring US veterans to do what I did for 35 years, before beginning my non-profit. America is about opportunity. It offers people an open door to achieve. This is true for all US citizens and immigrants to our country. How many millions have risen to a far better life because of the availability to start you own business in America? Most new businesses begin small and then build from there over...
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Veterans vs. Civilians Our US veterans are worthy of receiving our honor and support. They have volunteered for a difficult life and to risk their lives on our behalf. They endure daily hardship for us. They die and are maimed. They experience the worst horrors on earth. Their memories are scarred. And because of the immense stress that they are immersed in, they lose wives and children to a 25% higher divorce rate than civilians in their efforts to keep us safe. Without any doubt, US veterans have faithfully served each of us and made a conscious choice to do so....
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HirePatriots’ Sponsor Services Thank you for your interest in working with HirePatriots. We have been assisting US veterans and the companies that hire them for 10 years. Our 501c3 is Patriotic Hearts (20-8599179). HirePatriots is the name of our websites and veteran employment program. HirePatriots has won many significant awards and received voluminous media attention and continues to do so. HirePatriots is one of the most popular web destinations in America. We have community websites in 41 states. Our mission is to have a presence in every US community where there is a US military base or a significant veteran population....
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Video: ABC TV Leadership Award

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ABC TV has given its Leadership Award to HirePatriots for connecting communities with their local US veterans.  HirePatriots is looking for a national sponsor. Our program is now in 41 states and in multiple communities. The grass roots value to a business in word-of-mouth and P.R. is tremendous. Please contact us to get a customized, HirePatriots.com community website for your area.  Mark & Tori Baird 760-730-3734 People Magazine's “Heroes Among Us”  From President Bush: The Congressional Medal of MeritFrom President Obama: President's Volunteer Service MedalFrom San Diego: The Visionary Award for Creating Economic DevelopmentFrom the Chamber of Commerce: The Extra Mile AwardFrom...
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Start a Patriotic Hearts Chapter

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The mission of Patriotic Hearts is to create a nationwide, grass roots support system and employment safety net for our veterans all across America. The entire crux of our Patriotic Business Plan is to get local residents to post chores and repairs on their local community HirePatriots job board and website that we give you. This will get a HirePatriots chapter started in your area. The best way to do this is to ask your friends, neighbors and fellow members of your church and clubs to post jobs for local US military, veterans and their spouses in your area on your HirePatriots.com...
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Children Who Support Our Veterans

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This is a picture of neighborhood children in Laguna Beach, CA selling lemonade to raise funds for Patriotic Hearts, the 501c3 of which HirePatriots is the veteran employment program. They raised $100 on Veterans Day and donated it all to let veterans know how much they care. HirePatriots is a community program. Schools, civilians, businesses, organizations, clubs and churches can all participate. HirePatriots creates local community chapter websites that have a blog for local patriots to share positive things about their community, America and especially our US military, veterans and their spouses. This is a great opportunity for schools to have...
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The Value of US Military Service

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Serving in the US military has many personal benefits. Most new recruits are young men and women whose character has not yet been completely formed. Military training shapes them into confident, disciplined, hard working, courteous citizens.  Everyone in the US military has a job to do. They know that each member is an essential part of the whole. Their job is just as important as anyone else's. Teamwork is a primary principle learned.  Perhaps the greatest benefit of serving our country is purpose. Young men and women need this. We all do. Their job is to protect, defend and preserve our national independence...
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Two Great Books 4 Veterans and Their Supporters

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Here are two great books for US veterans and their supporters.  An American Crisis: Veterans Unemployment: This book is a compilation of advice from 26 veteran advocates from various viewpoints and experience. It has been a best-seller on Amazon and in book stores. If you are a veteran looking for work; or, if you are a company that wants to hire them, this book is for you! The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success: This book shows businesses how to create a cause marketing plan that will increase their popularity and profits. It is great for those starting a business too. ...
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Ryder Hiring In Riverside, CA

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Class A CDL Drivers wanted! HIRING EVENT FUll-Time/Home Daily!  November 13th & 14th Time: 9:00 AM- 6:30 PM  &  Saturday, November 15th Time: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM     Please call our Recruiting Center to submit an interest today!  (800) 793-3754  OR                                                                             Apply On-line: https://driver-ryder.icims.com/   EVENT LOCATION: Ryder @ Fresh & Easy 14900 Innovation Dr. Riverside Ca 92518   About the position:   These are full-time positions designed to help our company achieve impeccable delivery service to our customer. As such, our drivers play a key role in ensuring on-time deliveries with great customer service skills.  Driver picks up a loaded trailer at the DC and delivers...
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Start a Great Business for Less Than You Think

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When I was in my twenties I tried to find my spot in the work world. I had several jobs: working in restaurants, digging ditches, delivering mail, sales… I just could not find anything that worked for me and that I could see myself doing for a few decades. I felt lost. Then one day, when I was dropping my daughter off at pre-school, I heard the director complaining about their floor and how badly it needed to be refinished. I had worked as janitor for the school district and waxed and polished hundreds of floors. So I proposed to the...
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Tori Baird: Community Service Leader

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Seeing so many "Support our Troops" stickers after the start of the Iraq war, Tori Baird was inspired to think of ways to help that had not yet been considered. She saw so many young US Marines in her town of Oceanside, next to Camp Pendleton, who often looked so lonely, bored and broke, Something had to be done. So she created a way for the citizens from her city and those of San Diego County to help. San Diego County has over 250,000 active duty US Marines, sailors, coasties, and soldiers. On top of all of the stress of serving...
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Do You Want to Be a Truck Driver?

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For JOB SEEKERS: who are or want to be truck drivers; or, to work in that industry. The Road to Success Starts Here: Finding the right job in the transportation industry isn't always easy. But at Contracted Driver Services, we specialize in staffing for transportation. As a result, we work with hundreds of companies in the industry and know exactly where the best jobs are. In addition, we’ll treat you as the valued professional you are as soon as you walk through the door. We’ll work one-on-one with you, return phone calls promptly, and provide the personal attention you deserve. Best...
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One Day Jobs 4 US Veterans

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HirePatriots.com lists jobs for veterans that are posted by local residents. These jobs are chores and repairs that people hire veterans to do for them around their homes and yards. It is a simple way for US citizens to support and to thank their local US military, both active and discharged. Painting, landscaping, hauling, cleaning, repairs, caretaking, are examples of typical jobs. Many thousands of US veterans have been helped while in the military and out with these One Day jobs. It is a great way to earn some extra money when needed. But some veterans do this full time and...
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When you retire or ETS from the military, you may be worried about what you will do in the civilian sector. The economy is somewhat unstable right now, and the unemployment rate continues to hover around 7%, though it dropped below 6% recently, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Jobs may be scarce, depending upon your location and what type of employment you are looking to obtain. However, one area that currently needs skilled, motivated workers is the welding industry. Whether you learned to weld during your stint in the military or not, welding is a great career option for you...
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Business Owners, Chairmen & CEOs

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You are a successful US veteran entrepreneur that is still seeking new opportunities for growth and profits. You are the ideal person for me and HirePatriots to seek a cause marketing/ recruiting/ sales relationship with. Your innovation, experience, knowledge, talents and success partnered with mine can only create positive results. Linking your company to my popular and award winning non-profit for US veterans will also reap benefits for us both.  By synergistically blending information about our nationwide veteran cause and your business, it produces tremendous free publicity, media and increased profits. HirePatriots' sponsors receive national and local media regularly. We were just...
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Cause Marketing & Recruiting

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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, an Amazon "best seller”; and, I recently wrote The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success, available in book stores and on Amazon. This book details the cause marketing and recruiting plan HirePatriots has used to receive tremendous popularity, prestigious awards and amazing media attention over the last decade. It is a step-by-step guide for any business to...
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HirePatriots Budget & Needs

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HirePatriots has helped find jobs for well over 50,000 US veterans. We have held a dozen job fairs, eight 3 day military marriage retreats, provided 89,000 One Day jobs, written two books advocating for US veterans, and appeared and spoken on TV,radio and in the press; plus, we have given hundreds of speeches on behalf of US veterans. We are considered a leader in US veteran resources and charities.  HirePatriots Essential Monthly Expenses: Webmaster: $500 Web hosting: $180.00 Monthly newsletter: $361 Software: $25 Insurance: $105.00 Cell Phone: $159.00 Adobe Acrobat: $22 LinkedIn Premium: $48 Clothes: $200 Business meetings: $100 Domains: $15...
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HirePatriots seeks Partnership

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HirePatriots seeks partnerships with sincere, patriotic organizations, businesses, schools and churches.   The primary mission of HirePatriots is to find US veterans sustainable employment, or to get them going successfully in business. Towards that end, I have authored a popular book about every aspect of US veteran employment: An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment.  HirePatriots helps US veterans find employment in a variety of ways. We hold transition seminars, job fairs, targeted hiring events. We mentor dozens of veteran owned businesses. We create jobs for veterans through our Veterans Green Projects, which also trains veterans to be certified e-waste recyclers. We also help...
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United Truck Driving School

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United Truck Driving School has been successfully training truck drivers since 1978. Graduates are able to take their commercial license and go to work for any company they want. There is no specific obligation of employment after graduation. Students who are eligible will have pre-employment offers before they graduate and can select the company that they want to go to work for as soon as the graduate. The commercial driver’s license is issued through the DMV using training equipment that belongs to United and students graduate with a license issued by the State of California. United Truck Driving School is accredited and can accept the Post 9/11 GI...
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The How, Why, What & When of HirePatriots

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Friends, Here is information about who we are and what we do. Then I have included a barebones budget at the bottom.   HirePatriots.com started as HireMarines.com. A US Marine knocked on our door desperate to get the utilities turned back on in his house for himself, his wife and their two, small children. We started HireMarines, a simple One Day job board, expecting a dozen jobs a month. Instead, we got 10,000 people a week who visited our job board! --Immediately our website ranked in the top 1% of all US and global websites.   We saw this as a...
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