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The Job Safety Net for U.S. Veterans: Pitch In!

 A Nationwide Job Safety Net for US Veterans

This is a free program that every US resident and business can participate in: Hiring veterans.

An employment safety net is being developed in every community of the US for our veterans.  With 40% of transitioning US troops unable to find jobs that can feed and house their families, something must be done. Especially, since the vast majority of those veterans served in the Infantry and were involved in combat. These are the men and women who need sustainable employment the most.

Four out of every ten US veterans who served in combat will take more than 3  years to find sustainable employment. During this time, they too often sink into deep poverty and deprivation. 

So what can you do to provide employment for our US veterans?

Here is the HirePatriots solution: Full time, sustainable employment for all US veterans is the goal. But for too many that day takes too long to achieve. They are lost along the way.  So we must provide a means for them to work regularly and earn money until that day arrives.  

Residents in any community can hire a local service man or woman, or a recently transitioned veteran to help them with chores and repairs around their homes and yards. -- is the only free One Day job board in the US for our military members and veterans. Since our US veteran make up only 1% of America’s population, when local residents embrace this program there are always enough of these jobs to support their local members of our Armed Forces, past and present.

This program has worked so well at Camp Pendleton Marine Base that they distribute fliers regularly about the HirePatriots program.  The connection made with our local populace, seems to reduce stress and that results in there being fewer incidents on the base between married couples. Too, we find that those connections make it easier for our Marines to prepare for returning to civilian life.” -- This sentiment has been reinforced over several years on the base. gets about 40,000 visitors a month from that base. And the local residents praise the program too; especially the Senior citizens who really need a younger body to accomplish a lot of their daily or weekly duties.

These One Day jobs often result in veterans finding full time jobs also. -- An Army Ranger who took a Day job from a retired veteran impressed his older, fellow veteran with his work ethic and that the Ranger was hired as the COO for the older veteran’s business that evening.

Are you willing to help get HirePatriots started in your community? It will help everyone. -- In San Diego where we got started it won a variety of prestigious awards, including the Visionary Award for Creating Economic Development. Our program stimulates local economies. It keeps businesses in business and their employees employed.



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Mark & Tori Baird
Patriotic Hearts 501 c3 non-profit








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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 website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.


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