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Did you know that Helmets to Hardhats has its own Facebook page?

Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Helmets-to-Hardhats/98321937334 and sign up as a Friend to get up-to-date H2H news and information and to connect with veterans, companies and trades across the country who utilize Helmets to Hardhats.

One of the photo albums that can be viewed on the H2H Facebook page is the “Employer Partnership Initiative Signing” album. The Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI) is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard to bring employment opportunities to our military men and women. Together with Helmets to Hardhats, this initiative aims to provide employers with a no-cost link to highly skilled and talented candidates from our military, while providing much-needed jobs to those who have served our country. For more information on the EPI, visit the Army Reserve website at http://www.usar.army.mil/arweb/EPI/.

Another album of interest is the “H2H Photos” album, where you can see members of our military learning on the job and acquiring the skills and talents that they will bring with them to your companies after they complete their military careers and embark on their civilian careers in the building trades.

Also on the H2H Facebook page is a place to start discussions on topics relevant to hiring Veteran employees, as well as listings of upcoming events where you can learn more about the Helmets to Hardhats program and how H2H candidates can be assets to your workforce.

Facebook is a great way to stay connected, but once employers and apprenticeship coordinators are ready to post career opportunities for America’s finest, they must sign up for an account on the Helmets to Hardhats website. Once an employer’s account has been set up, they are given access to hire from the H2H pool of top talent for construction careers. Employers can also search and identify veterans in the H2H database whose assets and skills match their requirements; and they even have the opportunity to identify careers as potentially suitable for disabled veterans as part of the H2H Wounded Warriors program.

When the economy recovers, many regions in the U.S. are expected to be met with a shortage of skilled tradesmen and women who can competently staff our nation’s construction, building and maintenance projects of the future. With the average age of most states’ skilled laborers nearing retirement, the demand for workers trained in the construction trades is expected to increase steadily over the next decade. Helmets to Hardhats is ready to meet the needs of employers. As a national nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the building and construction industry, the H2H program is designed to ease the passage into civilian life for military families, providing the best career opportunities, pay, and benefits to those who have earned the nation’s support through their years of service. Please visit the H2H website and H2H Facebook page and thank you for your continued interest and support.