Wil Corey: MA Vet & HirePatriots Leader
This past September I lost My job. I was devastated. There is not much of a hope finding a position as a Master Upholster. It is a dying trade. I knew that right away. That’s the bad news. The good news I am a US ARMY Veteran.
I went to the Plymouth Career Center. Where I met Mike Kelley who is the (DVOP) at Plymouth Career Center. Set me up to take a lot of classes and to join the Vet team up And join VET NET Plymouth MA. There I met Richard Sampson and Craig Clifton. They taught me how to set up My MASS, JobQuest and LinkedIn profiles. Then I met Ronald Loto and David Seymour. All of these people have a passion for helping Veterans.
I caught the passion myself. I got pretty good at LinkedIn and started helping our vets as a TA. I joined groups on LinkedIn, made connections, participated in discussion and tried to help connections. The Passion grew stronger.
I had a great conversation with one of the most Patriotic Americans alive today, Mark Baird. One thing led to another I have the privilege and responsibility of being the Regional Leader of Massachusetts HirePatriots.
I wake up thinking of HirePatriots I love being able to make a positive difference in peoples lives all day. I go to sleep thinking of HirePatriots. Well, I might as well admit it I dream of HirePatriots.
Yes, I dream of HirePatriots I have a vision of HirePatriots having one day / odd jobs posted all over the state. — Our off duty GIs, and young Veterans and their families pick up these jobs. Getting the money to pay bills.
I hope more companies will sponsor us and help get the word out. We need businesses to post their openings for FULL and PART TIME positions on our web site.
When I became a soldier I took an Oath to Defend Our Constitution. I took that very seriously. I have never stopped defending it. Helping our people who have taken the same oath I did is an Honor. I know that they are Special. So our their families. I also know I am not alone, there is a Comradeship in the Military and Veteran community.
Wil Corey: MA Vet (Tanker)