About Hire America’s Heroes

Mission

Hire America’s Heroes connects America’s major corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce. Veterans of all eras, transitioning service members, spouses, Wounded Warrior caregivers, and members of Blue Star and Gold Star families are all welcome. We promote best practices and success strategies in military-to-corporate transitions, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and retention.

Hire America’s Heroes (HAH) works to influence the ecosystem for increased employment of military service members as a category. Our services are directed toward educating and informing stakeholders in order to raise their understanding of relevant issues, connecting the players who can influence the issues, and promoting action that will result in family-wage jobs for members of the American Military Family.

Hire America’s Heroes is a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation. To learn more about our projects, visit the Upcoming Events and Past Event Archives pages. For information about how you and/or your company can assist Hire America’s Heros, see Become a Sponsor or Contact Us today.

For a printable overview of our organization, please see the Hire America’s Heroes 2013 Fact Sheet (August 2013).

Our History

Hire America’s Heroes was formed on May 8, 2007, by leaders from five Seattle-based corporations intent on improving access to corporate jobs for transitioning military service members, veterans, and military family members. The initial Board of Directors had representation from corporate, military, government, and private-law practice perspectives. During the first year, the group incorporated, developed goals and a corporate agenda, and retained a Creative Strategies firm, TsuluWerks, to design a logo and marketing materials.

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Hire America’s Heroes’ annual signature event is a Symposium that offers a venue for delivering the organization’s mission—to share best practices and success strategies for sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and retaining America’s transitioning service members and military veterans.

The inaugural Symposium, held on November 15, 2007, attracted over 400 attendees and brought together 60 major employers, 120 men and women in uniform, representatives from 11 states outside of Washington, and a number of government representatives and non-profit organizations. Participants in the 2007 Symposium shared in a discovery process designed to overcome obstacles facing veterans seeking to enter the corporate workforce. Subsequent Symposia have grown larger each year and continue to deliver the organization’s mission.

In 2008 Hire America’s Heroes initiated a non-profit presence in the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) embedded in the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Lewis, Washington. This organization serves more than 800 Wounded Warriors in recovery at Madigan Army Medical Center. Since the inception of this program, Hire America’s Heroes has been approached by hundreds of Soldiers, Soldier family members, and members of the Cadre requesting assistance finding jobs in the corporate workforce. Many placements have been made and numerous success stories have emerged from this important relationship with the United States Army.

Legal Establishment

Domestic Nonprofit Corporation incorporated in Washington State on May 8, 2007 (UBI #602-716-391)
“Hire America’s Heroes” trademarked name established April 17, 2008 (Serial # 77/087198).
Established as a 501(c)(3) public charity effective April 6, 2007 (EIN #35-2292248)
All certifications are current.

To learn more about how you, your company and/or your non-profit organization can assist Hire America’s Heroes, visit one of the following pages: Become a Sponsor, Become a Partner, or Contact Us.