Warriors In The Workplace 2012 Creation Honors Memory of Lost Hero

(Patten, ME) October 9, 2013 The group sat at a table, discussing the loss of one of their friends. A young man who was a hometown hero, an inspiration to the youth of the community, a decorated soldier. As a Marine, he had survived 2 tours of Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He had been awarded a purple heart. After returning from his tours of duty, life should have been about moving on. Like many of our returning veterans, the job prospects were not good, with a staggering unemployment rate. Coupled with PTSD, it became more than he could handle, and he took his own life.

Similar tragedies play out daily, with an average of 22 military suicides per day. The group began to brainstorm. Could the outcome have been different if he had found employment? With so much focus on honoring the memories of our lost heroes, what can be done to help and honor those who return?

An idea came out of that memorial. What if an organization could be created that would connect veteran friendly companies with highly skilled veteran employees? Warriors In The Workplace is the organization that was created to honor the loss of a military hero and to help our returning veterans.

Warriors In The Workplace, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity, endeavors to put employers in contact with qualified veterans. Using a job board format, the website, www.warriorsintheworkplace.org, allows veterans, and their spouses, to register for free 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, Executive Director, replied “As we approach the first year anniversary of the formation of Warriors In The Workplace, it is amazing to see the growth that we have undergone. Our goal with this program is to help put our valuable veterans and their spouses back to work. We are adding jobs throughout the country and growing the number of industries that are listing available opportunities. Companies who hire our veterans are getting employees with world class training, and there are some very lucrative tax benefits as well. This can be a win-win situation for everyone involved”.

Interested in helping honor the memory of a lost hero and helping Warriors In The Workplace place veterans in touch with veteran friendly employers? Please visit the new GoFundMe sit set up for Warriors In The Workplace at www.gofundme.com/4oqf10 to make a donation.

The mission of Warriors In The Workplace is to help restore, empower, and renew hope for our U.S. Military Veterans and their spouses 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 perfect3ed throughout their tenure in the military. To find out more about this program, please contact John Birmingham, Executive Director of Warriors In The Workplace, by phone at 207.694.1808 or by email at jbirmingham@warriorsintheworkplace.org.