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It’s an understatement to say 2019 was a busy year at Hiring Our Heroes. Strictly by the numbers, you can see the exponential growth of the program:
On this episode of the Hiring Our Heroes Sitrep podcast, Eric Eversole talks about this year’s accomplishments and how this U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation program will strive to do even more in 2020.
Eversole is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. As the leader of Hiring Our Heroes, Eversole strategically engages the program’s private- and public-sector partners to connect businesses with the talented men and women transitioning out of the military, as well as with their spouses.
Eversole’s commitment to the military and the men and women who serve spans nearly two decades. He first entered military service in 1994 as an enlisted security specialist in the Indiana Air National Guard. Eversole later accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps in 1998. He served on active duty until 2001 when he transferred to the Navy Reserve. Eversole recently retired as a captain and has continued his service as the leader of Hiring Our Heroes.
Listen in as Eversole discusses how Hiring Our Heroes is expanding its events to meet the changing needs of today’s transitioning service members, and why training will be a key component of HOH’s 2020 programming.
“While some people are afraid of change, we really celebrate the fact that we are able to adapt and modify programs to provide the maximum impact at HOH.” – Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes
“We are in a constant state of thinking about how we can most impact our constituents, both our service members and family members, in finding employment opportunities.” – Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes
“Career Summits are as much training events as they are hiring events now. There is a lot that goes into finding a job beyond just making a connection. We want to be able to provide service members with a range of tools and resources so that they can put their best foot forward.” – Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes
“The internship allows military spouses to go in and showcase his or her skills and ultimately, makes the resume not matter. It’s about the person and not the paper.” – Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes
“It comes down to passion and commitment. If you look across our team, we are focused on the needs of our service members — our brothers- and sisters-in-arms. They are the motivation for why we do what we do.” – Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes
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