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Many small nonprofits are without a full-time communications professional on staff to develop the fundamentals of a communications strategy for the organization. Pittsburgh Hires Veterans (PHV) came to PRSA Pittsburgh with interest in developing a social media strategy.
After talking with the PHV team, we’ve decided to do more. PRSA Pittsburgh’s Public Service Committee is working with PHV to create a suite of strategies and templates for the PHV staff to use in its email marketing, social media outreach, and media relations. These will all help PHV better reach veterans and employers, both who could greatly benefit from their services.
A Word from PHV
Dayna Brown, Executive Director
“A pro bono relationship with PRSA Pittsburgh will have a tremendous impact on our organization, veterans and employers. One of the best ways to thank a veteran or transitioning service member for their service is to help them secure a great job, now more than ever.”
Pennsylvania has the nation’s 4th largest population of veterans
PHV served 166 veterans throughout Southwestern PA in 2019
104 veterans were placed in new jobs in 2019
More than 400 employers are a part of the PHV network throughout Southwestern PA
50% of veterans find jobs within PHV’s employer network
Join the PHV Employer Network
We invite PRSA Pittsburgh members to share Pittsburgh Hires Veterans with their employers and networks! Becoming an employer partner is entirely free and there are no staffing fees for hiring a veteran.
Why hire a veteran?
Veterans, with their training, discipline, and dedication, can be valuable assets to your organization. When you hire a veteran, your company gets a devoted employee and you give a veteran a new start in their post-military life.
You can also make a tax deductible contribution below. All donations help PHV on their mission to provide assistance to U.S. military veterans and current service members (including spouses) in search of education, training and employment services.
Participate in the First Annual Veterans Day Bike Tour
Join us in honoring the veterans in your life by making a donation to Pittsburgh Hires Veterans this Veterans Day on November 11, 2020. You can also participate in PHV’s 1st Annual Veterans Day Bike Tour, a 20-mile biking adventure around Pittsburgh’s veteran memorials.
Officially incorporated as a nonprofit in 2018, Pittsburgh Hires Veterans is dedicated to providing one-on-one support to U.S. military veterans and current service members in search of education, training and employment opportunities, all at no cost. Allegheny County has the state’s largest veteran population. Coupled with the fact that veterans have a higher unemployment rate than civilians in the Pittsburgh region, PHV’s mission is even more critical.
PHV’s small staff has military connections and an understanding of issues encountered in the transition from the military to life as a civilian. Veterans and their families struggling to find long-term employment in the area can use PHV as a resource for employment connections through PHV’s employment partners, vocational training and assistance with accessing other long- and short-term educational solutions.