HIRE MI VET
A community initiative that helps Veterans gain meaningful employment.
Goals and Objectives:
Hire MI Vet promotes the development of community employment opportunities and partnerships to prevent Veteran unemployment. We seek to ensure that a range of employment-related services are accessible to all Veterans who are unemployed, underemployed, or at risk of becoming unemployed.
We maintain a website and Facebook page that informs job-seekers and employers of important developments. We schedule events that help job-seekers, employers, social service providers and educators learn what is available to help them do their part to reduce unemployment.
Veteran-friendly employers and job seeking Veterans come together with a unique opportunity to network in a casual setting. Veterans will gain meaningful knowledge about industries in attendance and company hiring practices while highlighting valuable skills to employers. Veterans will have the opportunity to present their resumes to employers. This is a small, closed event in order to make genuine connections that could lead to future interview opportunities!
Preparation Day (PREP DAY):
Preparation Day is one of the unique ways the hiring event is different from a typical “hiring fair.” We provide Veterans and family members with the tools they need to obtain a better job-hunting result. We offer free resume creation/enhancement, mock interviews, free haircuts, free clothing for interviewing, and other services that prepare a jobseeker to find their spot in their chosen career.
Hire MI Vet invites Veteran-friendly employers to a hiring event that is open to all Veterans and their families. Also, many community organizations, are invited to provide resources such as healthcare, education, housing, vocational, employment, legal assistance, transportation, and Veteran benefits.