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Hiring Our Heroes, USAA Launch Nation’s First Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

In 2017, Hiring Our Heroes released a groundbreaking study, Military Spouses in the Workplace, based on a survey of military spouses. Among the findings: an overwhelming majority of employed military spouses said that having dual incomes was vitally important to their family, but only 50 percent of … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes, USAA Launch Nation’s First Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

Reframe Your Brain: 3 Tips for Beating Job Search Burnout

Job search burnout is a real phenomenon among job seekers, and it can develop slowly, eventually leading to an overwhelming sense of dread that stems from simply thinking about continuing your search. Laura Schmiegel, a lead associate for Military Programs at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been advising … Read more about Reframe Your Brain: 3 Tips for Beating Job Search Burnout

Hiring Our Heroes Holds First Coast Guard Transition Summit

Having hosted more than 55 Transition Summits at 30-plus military installations during the past three years, Hiring Our Heroes has provided transition programming at locations across the globe, but until today has not offered a summit on a Coast Guard installation. That’s set to change today, … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Holds First Coast Guard Transition Summit

Fellow Spotlight: John Morrison

Hiring Our Heroes funnels the immense employment potential of transitioning service members into veteran-ready employers through the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Working at more than a dozen program sites across the nation, transitioning military service members have … Read more about Fellow Spotlight: John Morrison

Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

Transitioning from military service to civilian employment can be a daunting prospect, but U.S. Army veteran Gregg Softy didn’t let a non-traditional career move hold him back from pursuing his passion. Softy's decision to chase a lifelong dream has now paid off in the launch of his own business.On … Read more about Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

2016 Transition Trucking Recipient Troy Davidson: Where Is He Now?

America’s top military veteran rookie truck driver, Troy Davidson, hasn't had much down time in the past year. Since being named the 2016 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence driver of the year, Davidson has logged over 168,000 highway miles, visited more than 40 schools, and is championing … Read more about 2016 Transition Trucking Recipient Troy Davidson: Where Is He Now?

Hiring Our Heroes Joins Wreaths Across America to Remember, Honor, Teach

Every December thousands of volunteers participate in Wreaths Across America, laying wreaths at veteran cemeteries across the country. Their focus is to carry out the organization's central goals: “REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Joins Wreaths Across America to Remember, Honor, Teach

Transition Trucking Award a Potential Dream Come True for Deserving Veterans

Chasing a lifelong dream and becoming a business owner at the same time seems like a nearly impossible feat, but for three hopeful veterans, it’s a real possibility this December. Representing the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the three elite finalists for the 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for … Read more about Transition Trucking Award a Potential Dream Come True for Deserving Veterans

Hiring Our Heroes, Deloitte, and Blackstone Announce Veteran Employment Taskforce

In March 2017, Hiring Our Heroes, together along with Deloitte and Blackstone, hosted an interactive discussion with a group of nearly 40 military family-friendly public and private partners to explore ways to improve the efficacy of initiatives and programs that seek to support our military … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes, Deloitte, and Blackstone Announce Veteran Employment Taskforce

Microsoft Hosts Business, Academic, Government Leaders to Discuss Veteran Opportunities

As many as 250,000 men and women leave the military each year, and most of them bring with them a wealth of talent and leadership skills. Yet despite their potential — and revitalized resources like the GI Bill — many veterans find it difficult to access job skills training, or gain entry into … Read more about Microsoft Hosts Business, Academic, Government Leaders to Discuss Veteran Opportunities

Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

Each year, Hiring Our Heroes recognizes the tremendous contributions of those who have gone above and beyond to help our nation’s heroes. Awards are presented to companies and individuals that have developed and applied best practi ces for addressing the employment challenges faced by America’s … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses