Last Year’s Donation from Continuum Helped Hire Heroes USA Confirm 2,847 Hired with a Conversion Rate of more than 40 Percent from Helped to Hired
BOSTON – Nov. 11, 2015 – Continuum Veterans Foundation, helping returning troops find jobs in the IT industry, has donated $50,000 to Atlanta, Georgia-based Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to creating job opportunities for U.S. military veterans and their spouses through employment training and corporate engagement, for the third year in a row. Last year’s donation has contributed to Hire Heroes USA’s successful efforts in 2015, including providing services to 1,115 (25/week) transition workshop participants, creating 5,829 (132/week) final resumes, working with 6,717 (152/week) new clients, conducting 45,521 (1,034/week) career counseling sessions and confirming 2,847 veterans hired.
“Hire Heroes USA couldn’t fulfill our mission if it weren’t for loyal, generous donors like the Continuum Veterans Foundation,” said Nathan Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Hire Heroes USA. “As we grow to better meet the demand of transitioning military members, veterans and their spouses, Continuum has increased their support of Hire Heroes USA beyond a financial donation to include increasing awareness among their partners and challenging them to help transform military service into civilian success, from hiring veterans and spouses, to donating and fundraising on our behalf. We look forward to an ever growing collaboration with Continuum and thank all those who support the Continuum Veterans Foundation.”
With a percentage of revenue from its Help Desk going to the Continuum Veterans Foundation, Continuum is the sole donor to the Foundation. Continuum also calls on other businesses to help in their efforts. IT industry marketing and sales expert, Robin Robins, donated 10 percent of the sales of her popular toolkit during Continuum’s user conference, Navigate 2015, held Sunday, September 27 through Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas. Continuum also encourages its managed services provider (MSP) partners to utilize Hire Heroes USA to fill vacant IT job openings.
HTG Peer Groups and Continuum teamed up to host a silent auction at HTG Q4 Meeting, taking place on Tuesday, November 10 – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida, raising $14,115 for Hire Heroes USA on behalf of the Continuum Veterans Foundation. Many items were donated to the auction from various vendors including Bitdefender, Bizratings.com, ConnectBooster, Continuum, Datto, eFolder, Equilibrium, GreatAmerica, GreenCloud, HTG, Ingram Micro, KLA Group, Lenovo, Megan Sorensen (private donor), Nextiva, nGenX, Reflexion, SeaLevel Ops, Semel Consulting, StorageCraft, Webroot and Wise Sync.
Continuum employees donate 20 hours a year of paid company time to various veterans causes. Employees at the headquarters in Boston are volunteering at The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) on Thursday, December 3, 2015. From November 30 – December 11, 2015, the Boston office is holding a “Boot Drive” competition with Rapid7, collecting boot donations for veterans. The company’s Houston office is collecting goods for troops and conducting a coin drive for USO Houston, serving over 60,000 troops and military family members annually. The company’s Pittsburgh area office in Cranberry, Pennsylvania is again supporting the Yellow Ribbon Girls project, helping to purchase, wrap and fill boxes for veterans overseas this November.
“I am proud of all of the efforts of Continuum employees around the world who support the Continuum Veterans Foundation and all veterans who have served this country,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “Through the success and rapid growth of Continuum, we are delighted to be able to continue our support of Hire Heroes USA again this Veterans Day, as they are doing tremendous work to help veterans secure civilian work after their military duties are complete. And we look forward to continuing our work for the Foundation throughout 2016.”
For the newly designed Continuum Veterans Foundation website and special tribute video to our veterans, visit: http://cvf.continuum.net/.
About Hire Heroes USA
Founded in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to transforming military service into civilian success for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training. Hire Heroes USA has gained national recognition for its comprehensive continuum of veteran career transition assistance, resulting in more than 60 confirmed hires a week in 2015. For more information, visit www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.