In-home care provider Home Helpers launches a hiring program targeted at veterans and military families, as part of its commitment to add 3,000 veterans and military dependents to its workforce by Veterans Day 2018.

“Service members and their families have an obvious commitment to duty and service,” says Emma Dickison, CEO of Home Helpers, in a media release. “Armed forces families already are top performers across our network, and we want to do everything we can to attract more veterans, service members, and their families to our brand.”

Families of active service members often have difficulty finding long-term employment in the communities where they are stationed. In addition, according to advocacy group Blue Star Families, military spouses have an unemployment rate that is four times the national average. Complicating things further are frequent relocations, as well the extra demands faced by the home front spouse during long deployments.

Employment with Home Helpers—which operates in more than 900 communities across the United States—could help create opportunities for employment stability for such families who experience a change of station, the release explains.

“This is not only an expression of gratitude for their service, past or present; it’s a recognition of the skills and discipline they’ve demonstrated. It’s a business decision for us to attract the best talent to Home Helpers,” Dickison adds.

Specialized training for Home Helpers Caregivers includes instruction in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, mobility for the disabled, and organizing households for independent living.

Among the qualities that Home Helpers finds valuable in veterans and service families are their commitment to a mission of service, understanding of sacrifice, compassion and community spirit, as well as their personal motivation and accountability.

“They understand commitment and that’s essential in the responsibility that Caregivers take on,” Dickison states.

[Source(s): Home Helpers, Business Wire]