MEDFORD, Mass., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agero, the leading provider of vehicle and driver safety, security and information services, today announced that the company is broadening its ongoing commitment to America's veterans this year by actively highlighting and promoting its 'Hire A Hero' partnership at The Florida Tow Show and other major trade shows throughout 2014.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics over 800,000 veterans in the civilian population are unemployed. Hire A Hero is a nationwide resource that connects the growing number of unemployed veterans with job opportunities, education, and social services to help them re-integrate back into the civilian workforce. Agero partnered with Hire A Hero starting in 2013.
Veterans Event at The Florida Tow Show, April 10-13
- What: Agero will be hosting a private "meet and greet" session to connect veterans with towing and roadside providers. Companies with job openings will hold live interviews with local veterans seeking job opportunities.
- When: 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 12, 2014
- Where: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Veterans interested in attending can find more information and register here: http://tinyurl.com/HireAHeroFlorida.
Strong Incentives to Hire Veterans
Under the partnership, Agero service providers that donate five dollars to the Armed Forces Support Foundation receive a 30-day posting of a job opening on Agero's Hire A Hero online job site portal: HireAHero.Agero.com
"Partnering with Agero helps us in furthering our mission to provide jobs and career resources to veterans returning home from active duty. Agero's commitment to working with their service providers to actively post job opportunities for veterans shows their dedication to the men and women who serve our country," says Rob Barr, Executive Director of Hire A Hero.
Agero has agreed to subsidize the cost of these listings – normally hundreds of dollars- to provide a strong incentive for service providers to post a Hire A Hero ad by making them more affordable. For added exposure, the Agero Hire A Hero portal shares its job postings with a network of organizations geared towards helping veterans find jobs.
"Hiring a veteran is not just good for businesses – they also bring leadership, teamwork skills, and discipline. Furthermore, they can also earn tax benefits through the Returning Heroes Tax Credit and the Wounded Warrior Tax Credit, as enacted by Congress in 2011," says Bryan Sander, Agero's SVP of Operations. "We consider it a win-win for everyone involved. Plus, it's simply the right thing to do for our vets."
With over 40 years of experience, Agero is the leading provider of vehicle and driver safety, security and information services, including roadside assistance, consumer affairs and claims management services. The company serves over 75 million vehicle owners in partnership with leading automobile manufacturers, insurance carriers and others. Managing a nationwide network of more than 30,000 service providers responding to more than 12 million requests annually for emergency assistance, Agero leverages advances in technology and information services to accelerate and enhance response to drivers' needs while strengthening customer loyalty. Agero, a member company of The Cross Country Group, is headquartered in Medford, Mass., with operations throughout North America. To learn more, visit www.agero.com.
About Hire A Hero
The Armed Forces Support Foundation 501(c)(3) was established in 2006 with a mission to plan, promote, and execute programs to assist members of the United States Armed Forces transitioning back into civilian life. Our flagship program Hire A Hero (www.hireahero.org) is the premier online job board and community of choice for those who have served our country. Hire A Hero has helped thousands of veterans and their spouses connect to employers who value their service, work ethic and loyalty to our country. Hire A Hero is recognized by both Time Magazine, for being one of the top 21 ways to "Fix America" and Infoworld, Magazine as one of the top 100 website in the world for creative and effective merging of business and technical solutions to veterans.