Stories

We believe that hiring a veteran or a military spouse is one of the best decisions a company of any size can make.
John Finneran
Former Naval Officer, General Counsel, Capital One
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The impact Hiring Our Heroes has made on my life has been extraordinary. As a military spouse, it was nice to know that our service to our country was recognized as well.
Lisa Gonzalez
Marine Corps Spouse, Senior Benefits Coordinator, SmithBucklin
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Part of the reason I joined the military was getting to serve, and at the Red Cross I'm doing the same thing.
Joshua Rassi
U.S. Army, Lab Technician, American Red Cross
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Matthew ThompsonFounder & COO, id.me
Veterans have unique problem solving, spatial reasoning, and team leadership skills often not found in typical job candidates. What’s more, we believe that the years of brave service veterans gave to defend our country demonstrates selflessness. Often, selflessness is an untaught, inherent quality integral to the success of any enterprise.  Full Story
Kynnie MartinSr. Recruiter, Veterans and Diversity, Xcel Energy
If you compare the list of core values at Xcel Energy with a military list of values, you will find many parallels. Integrity, loyalty, striving for excellence, treating others with respect, and conducting business in an honest and ethical way are on both lists. That explains why those with military backgrounds are not only welcomed at the Midwestern utility, but actively sought out.  Full Story
Peter FetherstonCEO, Canteen
Canteen is fully committed to being at the forefront of hiring and developing team members who have served our country. Beyond the fact that it’s the right thing to do, we believe veterans have the skills and experience that will help us grow our business at multiple levels of the organization.  Full Story
Evan GuzmanHead of Military Programs, Verizon
Since 2011, Verizon has made a firm commitment to support, engage, recruit and retain veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. Verizon has fully transformed its thinking from recruiting service members and spouses because it is the right thing to do into a business imperative!  Full Story
Kim ReichertRecruiting Supervisor, Erie Insurance
Veterans hold a set of leadership, teamwork, character and strong problem solving skills, which have all proven to be valuable assets to Erie Insurance. We admire the strong sense of structure, discipline and commitment of our military.   Full Story
Jamye EellsOperations Manager, SRE, Inc.
Jeannette King, a Navy veteran and CEO/President of Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc. in Martinsburg, WV, strives to make hiring veterans and military spouses a crucial component of her recruiting and hiring process. The main recruiting vehicle for SRE, Inc. is hireveterans.com where Ms. King posts all of the jobs exclusively as part of her and the company’s commitment to veterans.  Full Story
Tony CoutsoftidesCo-Owner, Legion Logistics
When Legion Logistics opened in 2009, it was with a strong and unwavering commitment to hiring veterans, service members and their spouses. Antony Coutsoftides, the co-owner of Legion Logistics, is a service-disabled veteran, so he knows firsthand how difficult it can be for veterans to find meaningful employment after their service.  Full Story
Donnie LocklearDesktop Systems Administrator, Volt Workforce Solutions
As a staffing leader, our reputation depends on providing our clients with high-caliber employees who possess the experience, expertise, and willingness to perform at the highest level, regardless of the assignment.  Full Story