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From the Trenches: Veteran Spotlight on CarMax’s Jacob Ostrowidzki

Name: Jacob Ostrowidzki Branch: Sergeant, U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty: 11B Infantryman Current Company of Employment & Job Title: Buyer at CarMax – El Paso, Texas When did you choose to begin applying for jobs in the civilian workplace? I served in the Army, assigned to … Read more about From the Trenches: Veteran Spotlight on CarMax’s Jacob Ostrowidzki

Corporate Fellowship Spotlight: Gabrielle Quatse

Hiring Our Heroes funnels the immense employment potential of transitioning service members into veteran-ready companies 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 Corporate Fellowship Spotlight: Gabrielle Quatse

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?

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

Eighteen Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellows Graduate, Embark on New Missions

On July 27, Hiring Our Heroes hosted the graduation of the HOH Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP)'s National Capital Region summer cohort at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The 18-member class was congratulated Shannon DiBari, the Chamber's chief operating officer, as well as Crystal Cochran, senior … Read more about Eighteen Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellows Graduate, Embark on New Missions

Navy Veteran Wins Hiring Our Heroes ‘Transition Trucking’ Award

A Navy veteran and former mechanic for the Blue Angels walked away with the keys to a new Kenworth T680 truck on Friday as part of the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” campaign presented by Hiring Our Heroes. Troy Davidson, a Michigan resident and driver for Werner Enterprises, won … Read more about Navy Veteran Wins Hiring Our Heroes ‘Transition Trucking’ Award

Hiring Our Heroes to Deliver New Truck to ‘Top Veteran Rookie Driver

One hard-working military veteran will drive off in a new Kenworth T680 truck on Friday, as the winner of a “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award. The award, presented by Hiring Our Heroes in partnership with Kenworth Trucking and FASTPORT, will recognize the top military veteran … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes to Deliver New Truck to ‘Top Veteran Rookie Driver

Washington, D.C. Hiring Fair Leaves Soldier Energized for Civilian Career

Four hundred service members circled the first and fourth floors of the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., talking to representatives from 125 companies that lined the platforms encircling the basketball court. Between the high volume of job seekers, the employers looking to add fresh talent to … Read more about Washington, D.C. Hiring Fair Leaves Soldier Energized for Civilian Career

The Journey from Soldier to Civilian

“Serving in the Army gives you confidence,” said Lt. Col. Eric Warner. Dressed in a gray suit and coordinating silver-blue tie, Warner added, “I’m Joe Public now. It’s challenging to explain who I am and what I do when I’m out of uniform.” An active duty soldier, Warner currently works in the … Read more about The Journey from Soldier to Civilian

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