Salute To Heroes
How Does the Program Work?
Through the UV Salute to Heroes program, UV Vodka will contribute $100,000 to Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Who Will the Program Help?
Since 9/11, more than 2.5 million Americans have served in the Armed Forces, and over the next five years, more than 1 million will transition to civilian life. Veterans bring a discipline and skill set to the table that is unique because of their military service. Still, post-9/11 Veterans face challenges in finding meaningful employment after they take off the uniform. While there has been significant progress in addressing Veterans’ unemployment, challenges remain.
Last year, more than 573,000 Veterans were unemployed, and roughly 53% of post-9/11 Veterans dealt with a period of unemployment in their first 15 months out of uniform.
Veterans – particularly those with combat arms backgrounds – may have difficulty translating their skills into terms civilian employers can understand. Their tangible and intangible skills, however, bring tremendous value to the workplace.