Thursday, June 3, 2010
Helping veterans get jobs
If you’re a veteran, a San Diego company called HirePatriots.com is trying to help you get a job.
They are also seeking other localities to set up programs.
People post all sorts of jobs—from helping people move to a submarine tour guide.
A former Presbyterian pastor, Mark Baird, and his wife, Tori, founded this in 2005.
He started it when an Iraq vet came home in 2004 and found his wife and kids in a dark house with their electricity turned off and car repoed.
Now this groups finds gigs and jobs for 10,000 vets a year.
Soldiers make good workers because they are disciplined, Baird says.
And don’t we owe them?
If your company can set up a job board and run it, tag up.