This Memorial Day we want to encourage small businesses everywhere, but particularly in the Sarasota-Bradenton area to hire veterans.
One of our moving crew guys is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and we appreciate his contribution to this country greatly. As a worker, we couldn’t ask for better. He is punctual, a hard worker, always has a positive attitude, works great with our crews and customers … We could go on.
We found him through mutual friends and hired him last year. Had we wanted to hire a veteran but did not know any, we would not have known where to look. After some research we compiled a few national, state and local resources.
If any small business in this area would like to hire veterans but does not know how to get started, we encourage them to check out some of these resources:
National search portal connects veterans and business who want to hire them: http://vetsuccess.gov/vetsuccess_at_work
“Hiring Florida’s Heroes” website.
Goodwill Manasota’s Veteran’s Initiative (news story from ABC 7)