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Veterans Define their Problems Getting Hired

Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

I have been meeting with very knowledgeable and passionate veterans about the problems and solutions to U.S. Veteran unemployment.

Here are the problems as some of these veterans see it. – Do you see others problems that we should address?

Problems Defined:

**200,000 Veterans Transition into the military into the job market
each year.

**Veteran Unemployment is 30% vs. 18% for civilian community.

**Incompetent HR personnel that are unequipped to accurately
interpret military skills, talents, or mos/ratings and then place
veterans accordingly into good job(occupations).

**Refusing to provide the military veteran with even a “look” or
“opportunity” even when the veteran is fully qualified
for the job/occupation(education/experience/background)

**Coaching firms using (bait and switch) techniques on military
members charging them thousands of dollars promising access
to military hiring managers and jobs that are out of their network
ability, or expertise-some charge 4,650, which just puts the
military veteran in-debt, and not a “leg-up”.

**Further, many HR companies will post “phantom” or “ghost” posts that
they do not intend to fill and will post the job only because it is
required to give the appearance of fairness and EEOs laws.
Subsequently, the veteran spends hours filling our applications
and cover letters, answering the post that was/is never
intended to be filled by the company, which intends to hire
(internally)–Unfair process.

We have been developing solutions to solving our veteran unemployment crisis. We hope to begin implementing some of them soon. – But we need volunteers to help us further define our goals and mission. Do you want to participate? You are welcome!

Mark & Tori Baird
CEO HirePatriots.com &
Patriotic Hearts 501 c3 non-profit
760-730-3734

Past Chairmen: CA Economic Council
Past Secretaries: United Veteran Council

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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.

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