Hire Heroes USA
By Hire Heroes USA
U.S. Army Sergeant Justin Callahan was grievously wounded in a land mine explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2004. Callahan returned to the U.S. as a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he underwent seven surgeries and extensive physical therapy after the amputation of his left leg below the knee. While in treatment, Callahan met MedAssets’ former CEO, John Bardis, who developed a friendship with the wounded soldier. When Bardis learned about Callahan’s dismal plans for the future, his concern for the plight of unemployed veterans inspired him to create a personalized employment transition assistance program to help transitioning military members, veterans and spouses find civilian jobs.
Founded in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce through personalized employment training. Our Veteran Transition Specialists work one-on-one with military members, veterans and spouses to help them navigate the civilian employment landscape, create a civilian resume, learn effective interviewing and networking techniques, create a professional LinkedIn profile and more.
Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence for helping veterans find jobs, currently at the rate of more than 60 veterans confirmed hired every week. For more information, visit www.hireheroesusa.org, and follow on Facebook and Twitter.