MILLIE Wins Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment
U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Recognizes Winners of the 6th Annual Hiring our Heroes Awards
ARLINGTON, VA (November 6, 2016) — This week, MILLIE received the Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 6th Annual Hiring our Heroes Awards. MILLIE was nominated along with two other companies for their demonstrated leadership in hiring veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. The Hiring Our Heroes awards winners in six categories: Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; Post-9/11 Veteran Employment; Wounded Veteran and Military Caregiver Employment; Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring; Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; and Individual Leadership. Twenty-three employers were nominated across all categories. The winners were selected by the Hiring Our Heroes Awards Committee and announced at an awards dinner on November 2, 2016.
Each year, the Department of Defense moves over 500,000 service members and their families. Upon retiring from the Army in 2015, Founders Ken Robbins and Jason Dempsey launched MILLIE with the goal of alleviating the stress these constant moves place on military families. MILLIE provides a one-stop shop that connects members of the military and their families with specialized knowledge and trusted resource providers to help guide military families through the military moving process. In addition to veterans Robbins and Dempsey, MILLIE’s core team consists of seven military spouses. The team has cumulatively completed over 50 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves and knows what it means to move a family while serving in uniform.
“Winning this award solidifies our resolve for helping veterans and military spouses secure meaningful, portable employment,” said MILLIE CEO, Ken Robbins. “Our team draws from their experiences with military moving to provide an array of resources to other military families. It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
MILLIE has spent hundreds of hours curating online installation guides for over 50 military installations — offered free to military families. MILLIE hires local military spouses to help build these guides, including photographers, graphic artists, and focus groups. In its first year, MILLIE has tackled some of the military’s largest and most complex markets including the Washington, D.C. metro region, San Diego, and the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
In addition to providing free content to educate families on the moving process, MILLIE also provides access to trusted service providers — veterans and military spouses who know what it means to move. AgentHero is MILLIE’s nationwide network of handpicked real estate agents who are either veterans or military spouses, and MILLIE Scouts are military spouses available to serve as “boots on the ground” for families who are often far from their new — or previous — duty station.
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
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