I know that the impetus for you to become involved in HirePatriots important cause was the Spirit of God in your hearts. You are all Good people who want to help others. And all of us honor our dear US veterans and want to thank them and to assist them and their families. We all respect their sacrifices.
Many of you, despite your sincere and best intentions have not gotten your HirePatriots job boards really working yet. Some of you gave up before you even got started. – It seems too hard or too time consuming. Or perhaps you tried for awhile and it did not work.
Please let me address this issue:
Recently, I received a letter from a group of leaders living in the Southwest. They have gone to job fairs and talked about HirePatriots and gotten an article published in a base newspaper. But no one has posted or gotten a job from their site yet. – Naturally, they are frustrated and have even told me that “HirePatriots does not work.” — They imagine that it is due to there being too many illegal aliens in their area.
Here is my response to them. It applies to all of us.
I understand about the inundation of illegal aliens that interfere with US citizens finding work. San Diego is also on the border with Mexico. Millions of illegal aliens live and work in California, mostly in SoCal. But we get well over 30,000 visitors a month to our website there anyway.
I appreciate all of your hard and diligent work for HirePatriots. You have sincerely done your best, as you have seen fit.
You say that your region is ‘different’ and that the job board will not work there. — Does that mean that your area has not one patriotic citizen who understands the difference between supporting our US veterans and illegal aliens?
So if every resident of that area knew that they could quickly hire a local soldier or veteran to help them with chores and repairs, that not one of them would do so?
Are there no retired veterans in that area who would hire a local US soldier or vet for a day?
Is there not one patriotic business owner in your state who will hire a US veteran?
We all know that this is not true.
So all that needs to be done is to spread the word about our free job board to enough residents and businesses until these jobs do begin appearing.
If the pastor, who is a member of your group, stood up in his church and asked the huge congregation to go to your website and to post some work for their local military and recent veterans, would no one do so?
If you went to a local Vet org. and asked them to post jobs, would no one do so?
If you sat in front of the most popular stores in the area and passed out fliers and explained to people how the website works, would not one resident go home and post a job?
Of course, many, many citizens would do so.
If you got on the local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX TV stations and shared with the local populace about this program; if you got on the local radio stations, and were interviewed in the newspapers, spoke at local clubs, chambers and churches; I guarantee you that your HirePatriots job board would explode with daily traffic and that it would continue to increase in visitors.
Also, I know that there are many hundreds if not thousands of troops in your area that would love to earn some extra money to pay bills. And there must be transitioned veterans who are desperate for such an opportunity.
So you have all of the ingredients to make HirePatriots happen, you just are not mixing the ingredients together properly to make a HirePatriots cake.
As with everything, there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things. That does not mean that all of your patriotic efforts have been wrong. You are all wonderful servants of our veterans, America and the Lord. — But there are certain steps that we have learned over many years of doing this that must be taken, and that must be taken in order, for HirePatriots to come to life in any community.
Tori and I work personally with every Leader and Member to train them what we have learned from thousands of hours of working HirePatriots every day for 8 years. All we ask is 1 hour a week of training and 1 hour a week of practice. — In 6 weeks you will have a vibrant HirePatriots website, if you follow the steps of our proven program.
I respect and honor all of you. You are truly wonderful people and American veterans and patriots. I am not your equal. I am your servant.