Hire Heroes USA Marks 10,000th Hired Veteran
by: Troops to Trades
June 28, 2016
Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent, national nonprofit organization providing veteran employment services, today announced that it recently marked the 10,000th veteran it has helped find gainful civilian employment since its founding in 2007. In addition, the organization calculates that this lifetime mission milestone reflects more than $100 million in cash flow pumped back into the larger U.S. economy. The calculation is based upon the combination of reducing the annual $1 billion the American taxpayer spends on veteran unemployment benefits, plus the infusion of dollars from veteran income and payroll taxes.
“This milestone represents the collective commitment to excellence of our dedicated and passionate team. I want to thank our entire organization, as well as our individual and corporate donors for their generous support,” said Brian Stann, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes USA and a Marine combat veteran. “Many of these 10,000 hires have been promoted to a position of influence, which is great for our mission and our country. Our calculation of the residual, positive economic impacts we’ve affected underscores both the human and financial benefits when there is a swift and successful transition from military service to becoming a productive member of America’s working community. Our work is having a profound impact on thousands of people and families, and I am speaking with more employers each day who are seeking more veteran talent.”
Honing an Economically Efficient Approach While Growing in Mission Capacity
Amidst the United States experiencing the largest transition of military personnel back to civilian life since World War II, Hire Heroes USA was created to augment overwhelmed military transition services. Since then, the organization has grown 17 times larger, emerging as the largest, national nonprofit in its category while maintaining a best-in-class, highly economically-efficient approach to providing high-touch employment guidance to unemployed veterans and transitioning military.
“As we grew, we actually honed and evolved in our program efficiency and scale to reduce our overhead costs per hire,” explains Nathan Smith, Hire Heroes USA’s chief operating officer. “We’re very proud of our track record, and it’s only getting stronger as we grow in mission capacity. Currently, we’re helping to reduce the duration of veteran unemployment by half, which means for every $1 dollar we receive in donations, the U.S. taxpayer receives nearly $7 dollars in return.”
Smith adds that 88 cents of every dollar donated to Hire Heroes USA goes directly toward supporting its high-touch, one-on-one career programs. For its efficiency and administrative transparency, the organization has emerged as among the highest-rated nonprofits with a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
Hire Heroes USA Client Testimonials
“When we first contacted Hire Heroes USA, my family and I were overwhelmed with this transition. However, I felt like they understood our situation, gave me the confidence I needed and believed in my skills during one of the most challenging times in my life. My Transition Specialist really helped me throughout this entire process. He guided me in each step, and gave great career advice. He turned my resume into a document I was proud of – I can’t thank him enough!” – United States Navy Spouse, California
“I went from staying with a friend, living paycheck to paycheck, to traveling the country fully employed and very grateful. It’s life changing. The fact that this service is free still amazes me as it’s by far better than the other programs I used or was mandated to use when leaving the Army.” – United States Army, E-5, California
“I wish I had heard about Hire Heroes USA sooner and I believe every transitioning veteran should be told about this amazing nonprofit prior to getting out of the military. This organization has had a tremendous impact on me and has prompted me to become a volunteer and help mentor other veterans getting out of the service.” – United States Marine Corps E-5
About Hire Heroes USA
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, in Alpharetta, Ga., with seven additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses at a national level with an uncompromising focus on results. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved, visit us online at hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.