Our goal with HKY4Vets is to impact how veterans and military spouses connect with civilian careers. Hopefully, we can help relief some of the stress from what is typically a frustrating process.
One of our early initiatives to better connect veterans/spouses to new careers have been our “Welcome Home, Hickory Metro” (WHHM) weekends, an event we have been hosting twice annually at no expense to participating veterans and their families that travel to the community.
From Fall 2017 to Fall 2018, we hosted 79 veterans and military families through our WHHM weekends. From over 200 initial interviews with Catawba County employers, there have been more than 60 follow-up interviews, 10 job offers and 7 veterans/families that have since relocated and started employment with a local company.
This page features some of those Hired Heroes, as well as some testimonials from veterans and military spouses we have had the honor to assist.