Fox News has launched a new website called Helping Heroes Work with the goal of connecting veterans to employment opportunities.
Every year, more than 220,000 highly-skilled professional leave the military and make the transition to work in the private sector. Many have more education, experience and training that the average applicant.
The new website is powered by the resources of the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and Fox stations like FOX 11 LA.
It is a place for veterans to go to find employers looking to hire America's heroes and has several other resources for military members. It is also a website for companies looking to hire veterans.
Helping Heroes Work highlights the strengths of our military veterans bring to the workforce.
Education: Many veterans have completed intensive schooling in advanced technology, logistics and management. Over 95% of military officers have baccalaureate degrees, and 35% have earned a Masters degree or higher. Even better, they've put all that education to work in the real world, often in the most challenging conditions.
Skills: Servicemen and women who have deployed overseas often speak more than one language. They have been trained to work with diverse groups of people, and they know how to work with limited resources and under tight deadlines. Over 70% of vets report that their military skills prepared them to successfully execute projects in the professional world.
Character: Leadership is part of U.S. military training from day one. Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are taught how to be "sophisticated team-builders and natural team-players." Decisiveness, problem solving, resourcefulness — these are all part of the U.S. military's DNA.
If you're looking to hire people that bring something extra to the table, workers with hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of advanced training, people who can get things done in difficult circumstances; then look to a veteran. They're the pride of our country, and bring unmatched pride to their work. Now, they're ready to do their best for you.
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