One Month Till Dancing With Our Heroes!

Dancing with Our Heroes is only a month away. This very special gala event features an evening of dance performances that will amaze you. This event has been hosted around the country and has helped so many wounded warriors and veterans through the money these events raise for The Fisher House Foundation as well as the USO. Dancing With Our Heroes was just featured on News 4, you can check out the link here… 

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Please head over to http://www.dancingwithourheroes .org and learn how you can be part of this life-changing event. There are many ways to contribute. You can also help out this great cause through our Go Fund Me campaign. We are trying to raise $25k on this site but every donation helps no matter how close we get to the goal. You can access this campaign here… 

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Dancing With Our Heroes – A Great Way To Help Wounded Warriors & Veterans

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Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach is proud to announce our event Dancing With Our Heroes – San Antonio is coming up fast! Make sure you get your tickets today! This event will be held in May at the JW Marriott Hill Country Spa and Resort in San Antonio, Texas!

Previous Dancing With Our Heroes events in other cities around the country have met with great success!

Previous Dancing With Our Heroes events in other cities around the country have met with great success!

Dancing With Our Heroes is a truly amazing event where you will have the opportunity to watch a dance competition somewhat like “Dancing with the Stars”. This competition however pairs a professional dancer with a military veteran. All the proceeds from the competition benefit The Fisher House Foundation, the USO, and Good Careers Academy. All three of these organizations do great things for our military veterans.  Please get your tickets today.

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Dancing With Our Heroes is looking for sponsors so if your company or organization is looking for an opportunity to help Wounded Warriors and Veterans contact us today.

To learn more about how you can join us for this incredible evening or how you can become an event sponsor go to our website… www.dancingwithourheroes.org

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Dancing With Our Heroes – May 2015 – San Antonio, Texas

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Dancing with Our Heroes is a unique event that pairs Military Heroes with local Fred Astaire dance professionals to compete at a fund-raising Gala for the Fisher House, the USO and Goodwill Good Careers Academy on May 24th, 2015.

A Hero, as defined for our event, is any member (active or retired) of the US Armed Services, or the spouse of a currently deployed member. We have found quite a few Heroes for our 2015 Gala to be held in San Antonio, Texas. However, we still need more. If you know someone who fits the description who would like to participate please email us – Send Email If YOU fit the description and would like to take part, don’t be shy! We would be HONORED to have you. Send us an email message!  Send Email.

To learn more about this exciting event and how YOU can get involved head over to the Dancing With Our Heroes website. 

Learn more about Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach here…

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

Introducing the Forward March Inc. Heroes Career Academy

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Forward March Inc. stands ready to work with your company to build a highly motivated, diverse, energetic and strong workforce. We can not only bring you a strong veteran talent pipeline, we can also provide the training for those veterans that your company needs in order to hire them. Our training programs are highly successful, built on a proven model that gives us the ability to train anywhere and often in a fraction of the time that other institutions would take. Mobility and Portability, that is the Forward March Inc. difference. We provide Veteran Training and Certification at Your Location and on Your Schedule. The training programs that we employ are customized to meet your specific needs.

Customized Curriculum and Training

• Curriculum and Training Customized to Your Employment Needs
• High Quality Military Candidate Pipeline for Education Programs Ensures High Quality Trained and Certified Workforce
• Tax Incentives for Veteran Employment
• High Quality Nationally Accepted Training at a Faster Pace and Lower Expense

Current certifications include but are not limited to:

• Welder
• Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
• Industrial Technician
• Apartment Technician
• Aeronautical Welder
• Pharmacy Technician
• Medical Assistant
• Administrative Assistant
• Computer Support Specialist
• Medical Front Office – Medical Coding
• Nurse’s Aid
• Pharmacy Technician
• Supply Chain Associate

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Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOB) based in San Antonio, Texas. FMI has over three decades of collective experience bringing businesses and veterans together. We are proud to partner with Goodwill’s Good Careers Academy to form The Heroes Career Academy. This unique academy provides custom training and certification programs for companies who want to hire high quality military talent. Our programs are customizable, scalable and provide mobility and portability.

Partnering with Industry Training, Certifying and Hiring Our Country’s Heroes

Providing

• Veteran Administration (VA) Approved Training
• Certifications
• Job Placement with Veteran Friendly Employers
• NCCER Certification Accepted Nationwide
• Education Credit for Military Service

Contact Forward March Inc. Today to find out how to get started with your veteran talent pipeline trained to meet your needs.

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

Phone: 1-888-723-6223

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