Hiring Our Heroes
A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, serves as nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Through working with state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, tens of thousands of veterans and military spouses have found employment since the program’s 2011 start.
NOTE: this site includes employment-related services for: veterans, veterans’ spouses, search tools to identify fastest growing job markets in America.
The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs
MISSION: To honor the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces by providing educational support and career opportunities in the financial services industry.
- Ted Digges, CAPTAIN, SC, USN (Ret). Director of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs.
- 270 South Bryn Mawr Avenue | Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
- m: 610-304-3719 | f: 610-526-1545
Scholarships are available (for veterans and spouses) for The American College’s designations and degree programs in financial and insurance areas. Available as distance learning to facilitate study and coursework from any location.
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
This is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is three-fold: to help veterans find work through career services programs/initiatives, mentorships, and networking; to offer Veteran Entrepreneurship Programs; and to educate employers in the Greater Philadelphia area on the “business sense” of hiring veterans. GPVN also offers Veteran Business Networking Events, Veteran Professional Development Events, and Vet-to-Vet volunteering opportunities.
The goal is to:
- Ensure veterans have career services programs and mentors available to help accelerate their job search
- Offer Veteran Entrepreneurship programs
- Generate job leads by networking with business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia area who are looking to hire veterans.
GettingHired, Inc. is an online service organization focused on creating employment opportunities for individuals and veterans with disabilities and helping employers find talent. The company is well known for its national employment and networking portal GettingHired.com. GettingHired.com connects talented job seekers who happen to have disabilities with employers, advocacy organizations, and service providers.
- Civilian Jobs for Disabled Veterans and Wounded Warriors – Our employers are looking to match your military skills and expertise to complement their teams and fill their open positions. We work with top companies that are looking to hire the most qualified individuals to strengthen and grow their businesses.
- GettingHired works with a number of Disabled Veteran groups, service providers, and military-friendly employers that understand military culture and transitioning Veterans into civilian positions.
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Silent Professionals offers a free, professional recruitment service to veterans, helping them to make the difficult transition from military to civilian life. Our focus and specialization are on the combat arms veteran and with a vast amount of experience in this field and a deep understanding of the value that combat arms veterans are able to bring to the job market, we have an exceptionally high success rate.
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers (TTT) is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Pensacola, Florida. The purpose of TTT is to assist eligible military personnel transition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-need” schools. A network of state offices has been established to provide participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification, and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides information and resource links, including a job referral system to allow participants to search for job vacancies as well as links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices, model resumes, and other job listing sites in public education. Troops to Teachers is not a teacher certification program. Troops to Teachers Candidates must meet all state teacher certification requirements for the state where they desire to teach.
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Verizon is honored to support veterans and military spouses across the country with employment opportunities, career resources, state-of-the-art technology and benefits exclusive to military families. You can read about their military network, view current openings, and learn more about the programs on the website.
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Virtual Job Scout
The new Virtual Job Scout available at www.virtualjobscout.org is designed to bring the meet-and-greet experience of the live job fair event to veterans and spouses on their computers. During active online events, candidates and hiring managers will be able to chat in real-time. After hours, the site will function as a veterans-specific jobs board, where the parties can trade résumés and open positions. Virtual Job Scout requires registration with Hiring Our Heroes but is free. The site is also open to military spouses and troops on active duty looking at an upcoming separation.
Veterans Multi-Service Center
Serving those who have served since 1980, the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) is a non-profit organization offering training classes, certifications, and resume writing and interview skills coursework to boost your competitive edge in the private sector.