Hire America’s Heroes connects America’s corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce.
Our organization engages in industry leading educational events and activities designed to educate, promote and facilitate best practices and success strategies in military-to-corporate employment.
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.
One of Hire America’s Heroes’ signature events is our Symposium. An event dedicated to introduce employers to an insider’s experience of the roles and responsibilities taken on by the military service members. 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.