For All They Do, You Can Make A Difference – Veterans Day Message 2017

Today is dedicated to celebrating American veterans, and we are pleased to do so. And so should you.

MVAT, however, is committed to empowering veterans and their families every day of the year. And we do so through our Heroes Linked program.

Through Heroes Linked, you too can celebrate our veterans every day of the year.

The vast majority of U.S. veterans – each year their ranks swell by an additional 150,000 – will have post-military careers that last far longer than their time in uniform. But they start these careers at a disadvantage compared to those that did not serve in the military. A disadvantage that can effect their lifetime earnings. Earnings that support their families.

Heroes Linked is our contribution to redressing this disadvantage – the lack of a professional network.

Your professional network is (or was) the most important factor in your career success. Upon leaving the military, veterans don’t have such a network. Heroes Linked gives them the means to rapidly create one.

And through your involvement in Heroes Linked, you can make a difference for these veterans by sharing your knowledge of the jobs you’ve held and the companies you’ve worked for. It’s the information our veterans need. Heroes Linked makes it easy and rewarding for you to share it.

And your participation is vital. So, get involved. It’s easy.

Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues. You can find out more and sign up HERE.

We would like to bring to your attention a just-released report commissioned by the Call of Duty Endowment and ZipRecruiter, which found that veteran job seekers are struggling to find meaningful employment after service. Nearly one-third of veterans seeking jobs experienced “underemployment,” or employment below their objective experience and/or skill level – a number 15.6% greater than non-veterans. You can download the full report HERE.

We created Heroes Linked precisely to overcome this challenge confronting every American veteran. It’s not about a job, it’s about a career.

There is no better day to choose to get involved than today, Veterans Day!