My name is Mark Baird. I am the founder of HirePatriots.com. I write about everything that helps US veterans, the organizations that support them, and US small businesses.
A Patriotic Community Project
Our non-profit is "Patriotic Hearts." We host welcome home parties, marriage retreats, job fairs, financial wellness training, and transitional preparedness classes for US veterans, as well as resume writing, job placement and career and personal counseling.
But our one-of-a-kind, premier program is HirePatriots.com. This unique job board has received awards from both President G.W. Bush and President Obama. And San Diego gave it its Visionary Award for stimulating the local economies. This is a simple idea; and yet, it is profoundly powerful. It creates an employment safety net for US veterans in communities across America.
In addition to providing a robust full time job board that is connected to the social networks, HirePatriots.com also provides a One Day job board. Residents post any chores or repairs that need on this site. They say what town, describe the job, say ow much they can pay, and then give a phone number or email address. A few minutes later a local US veteran or their spouse will contact them.
Some public schools are now adopting the programs of Patriotic Hearts and HirePatriots as their students community service project. The schools receive their own customized HirePatriots website and job board. They are able to manage the website and add content at will.
Our goal is to solve US unemployment state by state, town by town.
I will be glad to discuss this further at your convenience.