Hire Patriots is an organization that I recently got involved in. Hire Patriots is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a wealth of services to military members and their families including: transitional assistance; job fairs, military marriage retreats, and financial wellness seminars; as well as providing career and personal counseling: http://www.hirepatriots.com/news-and-blogs/entry/hirepatriots-programs-for-us-veterans-and-their-families
By far, the most important program is www.HirePatriots.com, which provides a national employment safety net for US veterans and their spouses. Participating communities receive a customized website and job board for area businesses and individuals to hire their local veterans, both for full-time employment and as day laborers. Tens of thousands of US veterans have found work on this special site. You may have seen the article in People Magazine’s April 1st edition. If not, I have included access to it on-line at: http://www.hirepatriots.com/people-first-initiative-2013
To get a good feel for how they have helped military families and communities, you can see a (small) sample of the comments they receive daily at this link: http://www.hirepatriots.com/news-and-blogs/entry/what-people-say-about-hirepatriots-job-program
Mark Baird, the founder of HirePatriots, has written a book: An American Crisis: Veterans’ Unemployment — Stand by Them/How You Can Help/Solutions. (http://bit.ly/14REy1H) It is already an Amazon Top 100 best seller. It is their hope that it will start the conversation about how our economy can absorb the hundred thousand veterans returning from two wars as well as improving employment prospects for millions of others.
Please post your jobs on HirePatriots.com. And sponsor a banner or a local HirePatriots.com chapter site. http://bit.ly/11EMZ3e