Entrepreneurism is the backbone of American success. When deciding how our organization would address the issue of Veteran unemployment and underemployment, we decided to utilize a transitional job model. In this model, we take on fee for service contracts to provide Veteran clients transitional jobs, training, and then help place them in long-term employment. On any given day, Leave No Veteran Behind directly provides jobs to 50-75 Veterans in transitional work. These Veteran clients work alongside community members and youth in contracts that are addressing some of the most pressing issues in their local communities.
Leave No Veteran Behind's transitional jobs program focusses on three demographics of Veteran clients to address their very specific situations:
Wages and Hours
Wages for these jobs range from $10-25 dollars and hour with the average workday being about six hours a day. These wages and flexible schedule allow Veteran clients a structured platform for Veteran integration.
Currently, our contacts are focused in high turnover industries with low training requirements and flexible schedules. Many of these transitional jobs focus on work with underserved populations like the youth and elderly. The ultimate goal of this training is to provide Veterans portable skills to help obtain long-term employment and provide opportunities to proactively engage their skills as community builders.
Currently, Leave No Veteran Behind contracts have been focused around community resilience and safety efforts in the city of Chicago. We are in the process of procuring contracts that will provide opportunities into other industries as well. If you are seeking transitional job opportunities or would like to contract services with Leave No Veteran Behind, please contact us.