Forward March Inc. Hawaiian Mixer

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Forward March Inc. is also hosting a Hawaiian Mixer at our Worldwide Headquarters

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: 11710 Warfield St, San Antonio, TX, 78216

Come and meet other people and companies who have a passion for helping veterans.

Just ask anyone who has come to any Forward March Inc. event, they are always glad they came. Come join us for good food, great networking, and an outstanding time.

We will be selling raffle tickets for a door prize. All the money raised will go to our Operation Outreach Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation. This vacation gives selected wounded warriors the opportunity to go to Maui for an all expenses paid vacation. You can learn more about this Operation Outreach project HERE and HERE.

RSVP with Emma at Forward March Inc. for more information  – Send Email

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FREE Military Hiring 101 Workshop

Ok, so you are ready to hire military talent for your organization or company but where do you start?

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

There are many organizations and companies, even staffing companies, who claim to be able to bring veteran talent to your company. Forward March Inc. offers a unique and highly successful approach for organizations of any size. We can provide the talent and we can build a pipeline of talent.  We can train your HR team how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. That is a huge difference between us and them, we give you a proven plan for your mission success.

Come and learn how to get started with veteran hiring FOR FREE. Yes, that’s right, our Military Hiring 101 Workshops are FREE OF CHARGE for companies and organizations. 

“This is one of, if not the best military recruiting seminar I have participated in. I can appreciate the validity of the information not only because of the initiative to support our American Heroes’ transition into the civilian world, but also because it is put together by some of our American Heroes. The military background your team possesses inspires us to believe in the message and motivates a person to want to do more!”
– Military Hiring 101 Workshop participant

Join us Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1pm to 4pm, for our Military Hiring 101 Workshop. Get the information and tools you need to succeed in hiring the very best military candidates for your company or organization. Our highly successful solutions are base on the proven military leadership models and systematic approach to organizational growth that Forward March Inc. is known for.

Military Hiring 101 Workshop Agenda:

• Where to find Military Talent
• Attracting Military
Hiring Military
Retaining Military
• Practical Exercises
• Access to professionals with over 35 years of experience connecting companies and veterans
• Network with other companies and organizations committed to the cause of hiring veterans

Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans committed to help veterans. There is NO COMMITMENT NECESSARY TO PURCHASE/BUY/USE OUR SERVICES WITH THIS TRAINING WORKSHOP. Yes, we would like to have you as a customer, but our commitment is to getting veterans into careers. That is why we are committed to getting this powerful training in as many businesses as we can.

Space is limited and these workshops fill up fast so contact Forward March Inc. today!

Please RSVP – Contact Emma at Forward March Inc.  – Send Email

Sign up online here…

VETERANS U NEED THEM

HIRE WOUNDED WARRIORS!

I want to say something up front, just in case you don’t read the whole post today.

HIRE WOUNDED WARRIORS!

If this topic seems not applicable, and especially if the topic of this post turns you off, then please read it anyway.

We write a lot about hiring veterans on this blog, largely because that is one of the main aspects of our company business – helping companies find, hire and retain high quality military talent. We, as a company of veterans, are very passionate about helping veterans attain meaningful careers instead of just getting a j-o-b. Hiring wounded warriors is something close to our heart and something we encourage our customers to make part of their recruiting strategy.

We were recently talking with a manufacturing company owner who hires veterans and wounded warriors. During the conversation he revealed that a number of companies he has had dealings with said that they did not want to hire wounded warriors because they did not want to look at them. When I heard this I almost fell out of my chair.

m11I am a mid 40s hard working American. I served my country in the US Army and then went to college, started a family, and went on to live the American dream. When I was a kid I thought naively that that everyone had an equal shot at achieving their dreams. My parents were hard working Americans who taught me that things such as race, religion, sex, and disabilities were not things that another person should be judged by. Nor should they be things that should hold them back from achieving their dreams. The reality that we live in a 21st century America where some people would have such prejudice against our nation’s heroes who are wounded warriors is nothing short of appalling.

As a nation we have struggled with equal rights for people with regards to race, religion, sex, and disabilities. It is arguable that we still struggle mightily on these issues. The vast majority of Americans firmly believe that these issues should be addressed and people should be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. I want to believe that the companies that would refuse a wounded warrior a job because it was out of their “comfort zone” to do so are few and far between. I want to believe that but when stories like this come across my desk I have to wonder.

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Army veteran and wounded warrior JP Lane playing music on the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation.

It is not easy to deal with any issue outside your comfort zone and company decision makers have this to contend with just like the rest of us. However, part of moving our nation forward has been the desire of the vast majority of us to treat all people with equality, with fairness, with dignity and with respect. I would like to take this time to ask those decision makers within companies and organizations to really take a good hard look at their hiring practices and address this issue. A man or woman who has given their service to their nation and subsequently been wounded should NEVER be denied employment just because it is outside someone’s comfort zone.

support our troops hire themThere are a lot of moving parts when it comes to hiring and developing hiring and recruiting strategies for companies and organizations. Many companies find it difficult to navigate the landscape and find, attract and hire high quality military talent. Many more companies find it difficult to retain veteran talent. The wounded warrior component can seem a daunting task for a company to take on in their recruiting process as well as in their operational environment. Forward March Inc. has experience in helping companies and organizations navigate these waters and attain the high quality military talent they need to have a vibrant, energetic, and DIVERSE work environment. We have the ability to help your organization find the right talent with the right experience at the right time. If you are serious about hiring veterans, and if you are serious about hiring wounded warriors give us a call today. Even if you never use our services we encourage you to develop a veteran recruiting program that includes hiring wounded warriors.

The fine men and women of Forward March Inc. salute all employers who hire veterans, especially the ones who hire wounded warriors!

~ Article by Tobin Pilotte, Directer of Marketing and Technology. 


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Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

You Don’t Want to Miss These Upcoming Events

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

“This is one of, if not the best military recruiting seminar I have participated in. I can appreciate the validity of the information not only because of the initiative to support our American Heroes’ transition into the civilian world, but also because it is put together by some of our American Heroes. The military background your team possesses inspires us to believe in the message and motivates a person to want to do more!”
– Miltary Hiring 101 Workshop participant

Come and join us Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1pm to 4pm, for our Military Hiring 101 Workshop. You will get the information and tools you need to succeed in hiring the very best military candidates for your company or organization. Our highly successful solutions are base on the proven military leadership models and systematic approach to organizational growth that Forward March Inc. is known for.

Military Hiring 101 Workshop Agenda:

• Introduction
• Attracting Military
• Hiring Military
• Retaining Military
• Practical Exercise
• Closing Remarks

Please RSVP – Contact Emma at Forward March Inc.  – Send Email

Sign up online here…

We have been helping companies hire veterans for over 35 years!

We have been helping companies hire veterans for over 35 years!


Forward March Inc. is also hosting a Hawaiian Mixer at our Worldwide Headquarters
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When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: 11710 Warfield St, San Antonio, TX, 78216

Come and meet other people and companies who have a passion for helping veterans.

We will be selling raffle tickets for a door prize. All the money raised will go to our Operation Outreach Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation. This vacation gives selected wounded warriors the opportunity to go to Maui for an all expenses paid vacation. You can learn more about this Operation Outreach project HERE and HERE.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. for more information  – Send Email

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Forward March Operation Outreach

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) proudly presents for the New Year Forward March Operation Outreach. FMI has been working hard to help veterans through our non profit programs Professional Women Veterans Coalition, Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation and through our partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studios Dancing with Our Heroes. We have been hard at work connecting companies and veterans through job fairs and employment networking events. Through Dancing with Our Heroes we have helped to raise over $300,000 for the Fisher House Foundation and the USO.

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Under the Forward March Operation Outreach the programs mentioned above will continue to grow and serve our veteran population in 2015. We encourage you to learn more about each of our Forward March Operation Outreach programs here… We also encourage you to follow this news feed to get the latest information on events as well as opportunities for you and your organization or company to get involved in helping veterans.

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FMI is dedicated to helping veterans and one small way we do this every day is through providing access to valuable resources on our Tools and Resources page here…

 Stay tuned for some very exciting Forward March Operation Outreach events coming soon!

The Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

The Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom.  Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations.

Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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Frazad Azad, J.P. Lane, and Paul Volpe on the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation 2014

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The Java Jazz

Earlier this summer the vacation was taken by none other than our own Paul C. Volpe II USA (R) – Founder and President of Forward March Inc. Paul was joined by his friend J.P. Lane who is a US Army wounded warrior from Green Bay, Wisconsin. J.P. is also an amazing and up and coming musician so be sure to keep your eye on him in the future.  You can check him out on the web HERE.

For veterans such as J.P. this vacation gives a chance at rest and relaxation in an amazing location as only Maui can offer. J.P. took the opportunity to play his music while on the island in a variety of settings.

Paul and J.P. stayed at Napili Kai Beach Resort for the week enjoying the local sights and attractions.

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Paul Volpe and Mark Smeltzer at Java Jazz

J.P. rocked the house at Java Jazz

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Who cannot resist live music?

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Paul and J.P. ran into Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku on their vacation, a legend in the world of Slack Key guitar and all around amazing musician.

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One thing that folks who know J.P. understand very quickly is that this young man is unstoppable. Being a double amputee does not stop him from hitting the waves for some quality surf action.

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The vacation would not be complete without an amazing day of relaxation provided by Spa Lelle. This program is an amazing opportunity for veterans to be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Maui and get some well deserved time away.

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We hope you enjoyed this post of Paul and J.P.’s trip, check back often for more info on the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation.

Forward March Inc thanks Farzad Azad and all the local businesses for their outstanding support and for providing such a great opportunity for our veterans.