Hire Patriots

An American Crisis: Veterans’ Unemployment

veteran unemployment

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American Crisis: Veterans’ Unemployment: Stand by Them/How You Can Help/Solutions

It is time for a comprehensive and permanent solution for US veteran unemployment. There are between 800,000 and 1 million unemployed veterans. This book is about how businesses and citizens can help. The book is a collaborative effort by some of the leading visionaries and participants to solve this problem. An army general, an army colonel, the president of VetJobs, a chaplain, a Congressional Medal of Merit recipient, a sergeant major, a wounded warrior, a military spouse, a Fortune 500 VP, and more contribute insightful and poignant chapters with the purpose of getting veterans back to work or assisting them in becoming successful entrepreneurs. Contributing authors from every branch of our military share their personal experiences and trials in finding employment, creating income, and establishing a secure foundation for themselves and their families. These contributing authors have chosen to continue serving by helping others leaving the military avoid the hardships and struggles they and many others have gone through.

About the Author

Mark Baird is the founding director of Patriotic Hearts a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit devoted to helping US veterans and their families. He is driven by this mission: To create a nationwide employment safety net for veterans and their spouses. He hopes that the readers of this book will embrace this dream as their own and participate in making it happen. What if every US region had their own HirePatriots job board? Then every willing and able US veteran would be able to work and earn money every day. Mark Baird is past chairman of the California Economic Council and past secretary of the United Veteran Council. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit by President Bush, the President’s Volunteer Service Medal by President Obama, the Visionary Award for Creating Economic Development from the city of San Diego, and the the Extra Mile Award by the Chamber of Commerce.