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Veteran Employment By the Numbers: America’s Heroes At Work (Infographic)

Check out this informative infographic to find out how those who bravely served our country are faring when returning to the civilian working world.

Veteran Employment By the Numbers: America’s Heroes At Work (Infographic)

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How One Veteran is Turning Combat Soldiers into Artists and Building a Business (Video)

There are 3 million wounded veterans in America and one entrepreneur is determined to make their lives better.

How One Veteran is Turning Combat Soldiers into Artists and Building a Business (Video)

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How Hiring Veterans Gives This Wall Street Firm a Competitive Advantage (VIDEO)

Find out how one combat-disabled military veteran is helping fellow wounded warriors transition from the battlefield to the working world.

How Hiring Veterans Gives This Wall Street Firm a Competitive Advantage (VIDEO)

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Meet the Military Veterans on the Front Lines of Phoenix’s Tech Startup Revolution

Military veterans are the newest foot soldiers to join the ranks of entrepreneurs powering Phoenix’s transformation into an unlikely startup oasis.

Meet the Military Veterans on the Front Lines of Phoenix’s Tech Startup Revolution

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Why This Veteran Real Estate Entrepreneur Prides Himself on Hiring Other Veterans

In addition to hiring veterans himself, John Warren also works to help other founders understand the value that veterans can bring to their businesses.

Why This Veteran Real Estate Entrepreneur Prides Himself on Hiring Other Veterans

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How This Disabled Veteran Found Mobility through His Electric Bike Business (Video)

As a veteran entrepreneur, Chris Nolte helps others with physical limitations experience the joy of cycling.

How This Disabled Veteran Found Mobility through His Electric Bike Business (Video)

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These Sisters Transform Discarded Military Gear Into High Fashion – And Support Veterans in the Process

Sword & Plough transforms thousands of pounds of military surplus materials into stylish yet sturdy clothes, totes, and accessories.

These Sisters Transform Discarded Military Gear Into High Fashion – And Support Veterans in the Process

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A KISS and a Rockin’ Salute to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program this past summer partnered with legendary rock band KISS to give veterans a chance to work directly with the band – and during one concert in Pennsylvania, the crew and their honorary roadie invited us to come along. Check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at Army Master Sgt. Greg Newton’s once-in-a-lifetime experience. As part of the partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, KISS hired veterans to work as roadies for a day at each of their more than 30 stops on the “Freedom to Rock Tour.” As you can see above, those selected worked side-by-side with KISS staff to set up and break down the set, received backstage access to shows, and enjoyed intimate pre-show performances with members of the band. Related: 5 COMPANIES THAT MAKE HIRING VETERANS A PRIORITY “Our military heroes are called upon sometimes […]

A KISS and a Rockin’ Salute to America’s Veterans

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Five Reasons So Many Veterans Succeed in Business

A growing body of research suggests that veterans possess many of the characteristics common among successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. Here are 5.

Five Reasons So Many Veterans Succeed in Business

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The Veteran Small Business Owner Who Watches Over America’s Fallen Soldiers

Kevin Knight will be the first to tell you that hiring veterans to work at his small construction and maintenance company isn’t just about doing the right thing – it’s a policy that’s rooted in sound business practice, too. “Veterans are hard workers and some of the best people you’d want to have in your business,” says Knight, whose small business, Virginia-based Knight Solutions, handles renovations and grounds maintenance for many of the country’s military cemeteries. Knight joined the U.S. Army right after high school; however, he was discharged after a serious eye injury sustained during a training exercise forced him to leave the service before he was deployed overseas. Not deterred, Knight has managed to use entrepreneurship as a tool to continue supporting America’s returning soldiers. To date, Knight Solutions has hired veterans from 15 states, and the majority of the firm’s approximately 150 employees have served in the […]

The Veteran Small Business Owner Who Watches Over America’s Fallen Soldiers

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How Unanswered Texts Led Military Veteran Sharon Standifird to Start Her Own Business

Like any parent, Sharon Standifird wants her children to answer her calls and texts when she contacts them. Yet unlike most parents, when her son continued ignoring her digital overtures, she set out on a quest to create an app that would, well, force him to do just that.

How Unanswered Texts Led Military Veteran Sharon Standifird to Start Her Own Business

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Meet the dogs saving America’s wounded veterans

Service dogs around the world are trained to help members of the public in a variety of ways. Now one nonprofit organization called Patriot Paws is using those same service dogs to help veterans from across the country who are suffering from mental health issues and physical disabilities. Founder Lori Stevens started the initiative in 2005 after being approached by a local veteran group to train their own service dogs. She soon realized there was a greater need for her services and began training dogs on the side. In the early years, the Texas organization struggled to generate publicity and operated out of a tiny storefront with only two part-time volunteers. “In the beginning we had more dogs than we did veterans,” says Terri Stringer, the executive director of Patriot Paws.  But today, Paws has 20 staff members and two facilities in Texas: a training warehouse and dedicated head office. […]

Meet the dogs saving America’s wounded veterans

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