Jack Norton

Senior Manager, Communications, Hiring Our Heroes

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Hiring Our Heroes: Five Years of Connecting Military Families with Jobs

When Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) began in March of 2011, the employment outlook for military families was exceptionally bleak. The country’s economy was on shaky ground, and the veteran population in some demographics had an unemployment rate of more than 20 percent.

HOH set forth on a mission — make meaningful connections and help secure employment for any transitioning service member, military veteran, and military spouse seeking a job. To accomplish that mission, HOH utilized relatively simple tactics to great effect.