Non-profit Veterans Job Initiative Announced

Warriors In The Workplace, A Non Profit Veterans Hiring Initiative, Announced Today at the 2012 Annual NAPT Summit in Memphis, TN

(Patten, ME) October 23, 2012 This morning, John Birmingham, President and Executive Director of Warriors In The Workplace, addressed the general assembly at the 2012 Annual NAPT Summit to announce the program. Birmingham was joined on stage by Kelley Platt, of Thomas Built Buses, to introduce the new initiative and address the need for such a program.

In a time where the unemployment rate of Gulf War II era veterans is well over the national levels, a select few came together to create the Warriors In The Workplace nonprofit to try and address the situation. Members of the NSTA (National School Transportation Association), transportation industry, and military envisioned a program that would enable veterans to put their hard earned skills to work in the civil sector. Using the tagline “Who better to protect our nation’s most precious cargo?”, the Warriors In The Workplace initiative will begin its mission within the school bus industry.

Warriors In The Workplace endeavors to put employers in contact with qualified veterans, in positions such as diesel mechanics, bus drivers, manufacturing, health and safety, and routing. Corporate sponsors will be able to list their open positions at the group’s website,, and will have their contribution recognized at various trade shows and hiring events that Warriors In The Workplace attends. Veterans will be able to search available jobs and create an online resume to add to an employer searchable database.

When asked to briefly describe Warriors In The Workplace, John Birmingham, President and Executive Director, replied “Growing up in a military family and having served for 7 years myself, I wanted to use my experience helping to honor fallen heroes to help those who were returning from service only to face staggering unemployment rates. Our goal with this program is to help put our valuable veterans back to work in the civilian sector. Those who hire our veterans are getting employees with world class training, and they are able to make use of some very lucrative tax benefits as well. This can be a win win situation for everyone involved, and I am very proud to be a part of Warriors In The Workplace”.

“ I would like to thank the NAPT for allowing us to make our announcement on such a grand scale and for donating booth space at the Annual Summit. I would also like to thank Thomas Built Buses for donating booth space to allow us to showcase our program. For both organizations to stand behind our program is quite an honor” added Birmingham.

The mission of Warriors In The Workplace is to help restore, empower, and renew hope for our U.S. Military Veterans and wounded warriors as they look to transition from a military career to a rewarding and sustaining career within the civilian sector, based upon the skills they have learned and perfected throughout their tenure in the military.

To find out more about this program, please contact John Birmingham, President and Executive Director of Warriors In The Workplace, by phone at 207.694.1808 or by email at

Maggie Hlywa
Public Relations