Greensboro, NC -- In August of 2011, President Obama challenged the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.
"Please, give me a chance to show what I can do," said John Waddell, an unemployed veteran.
According to the Veteran Employment Situation report, Waddell is not alone. As of April 2013, there are 695,000 unemployed veterans in the United States of America. And over the past two years, businesses across America have answered that call.
"It is about time, it's about time. We need to get recognized and noticed," said Jeff DeHart, a Navy veteran, who is a manager at a Home Depot in Greensboro.
Companies like Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement and Wal-Mart vowed to hire heroes. According to the department of labor, by last August 2012, they had already filled 125,000 jobs, with commitments to hire 250,000 more veterans.
WFMY News 2 learned Home Deport hired 10,000 veterans within the past year. We are told they are committed to hiring more veterans. For more information, visit Home Depot's career website.
Lowe's Home Improvement has hired 16,000 veterans and said they are committed to hiring more. For more information, visit Lowe's career website.
Looking for a job? Wal-Mart is expected to hire 100,000 over the next 5 years. For more information, visit Wal-Mart's career center.
For a list of other job related resources, visit Hire A Hero webpage.