VFW IS THE FIRST VSO TO JOIN WITH TV’S ‘HIRING AMERICA’
Season two set to kick off this week
March 19, 2014
The VFW is proud to announce it has
partnered with the highly successful, syndicated television show Hiring America
as it enters its second season. The show currently airs on the global Pentagon
Channel, as well as in more than 35 local markets —a number expected to grow
exponentially with the launch of its second season.
by TV correspondent, Gigi Stone, Hiring America provides valuable resources and
information for new and seasoned veterans moving from the service into the
workforce, or seeking to build their careers. It’s the first-ever
national television program dedicated to job seeking advice and career
direction for returning U.S. military veterans.
VFW’s support for the show comes as major cuts to defense spending and plans
for military downsizing will force thousands of career veterans to transition
back into civilian life, and an uncertain workforce, perhaps sooner than
“Hiring America is a great resource
to our veterans and for generations, we have strived to meet
the needs and represent the best interests of veterans and their families,” said VFW Adjutant General John Hamilton. “Our
involvement in being an official partner in Hiring America is a new dimension,
new vista in demonstrating that support.”
show is the brainchild of entrepreneur Bill Deutch who also serves as executive
producer. He has committed the last five
years of his life to bringing the show’s concept from a dream to reality. “I
can’t think of any more worthwhile endeavor than supporting and helping the men
and women of our military,” he said.
Beginning this weekend, the second
season will run nationwide for 13 consecutive weeks. Building on the momentum
and successful format of its first season, Hiring America will again consist of
30-minute programs that cover a wide spectrum of guests. It will feature
experts in the field of career counseling and guidance, and veterans and
military personnel with real world experience and success stories on making the
the end of the day, if we help make the transition easier for just one veteran
— make it possible for him or her to succeed in civilian life — Hiring America
will have done its job,” Deutch lamented.
The season two premiere opens at Ground
Zero in New York and features FDNY Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, a
former Vietnam Veteran who has transitioned his military experience into
becoming a leader in civilian life.
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