Kia is teaming up with the organization Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit that helps coach veterans on finding civilian jobs. Kia will donate $25,000 initially as well as supporting them in future initiatives and programs. One goal of the Kia partnership with Hire Heroes USA is to raise awareness for the organization so more veterans can use its services.
Hire Heroes USA has also been named the official partner of the LPGA Kia Classic as an extension of its partnership with Kia, and a portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the charity.
Hire Heroes USA helps veterans by helping them understand skills they have that can be used in the workplace and teaching them how to search for jobs and create resumes. Most coursework is completed online or over the phone, with seven spots around the country where Veteran Transition Specialists are based.
The organization says their research shows an average impact of over $12,000 for every veteran who uses the program.