ResCare Joins Hero Health Hire
Commitment to Hiring Veterans with Disabilities and Assisting Them in Maintaining
LOUISVILLE, KY (September 4, 2012) – ResCare, Inc., the country’s largest private human services company, has joined Hero Health Hire, a coalition of companies and other entities in the health care industry united with the goal of employing wounded veterans. Launched in Washington, D.C., in 2011, Hero Health Hire includes health care companies, associations and hospitals that collectively employ hundreds of thousands of people. Each member commits to helping veterans with disabilities find and retain jobs in health care.
“ResCare continues its focus on recruiting and hiring veterans of our military services by joining Hero Health Hire,” said Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr., ResCare President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our commitment to hiring wounded veterans isn’t a charitable endeavor; it’s a deliberate plan to add effective, experienced, dedicated leaders to our company at all levels. We know our veterans are strengthened and enriched by their service, and it only makes sense to put them in a position to apply their skills and positive attitude in helping the people we serve.”
Hero Health Hire unites the health care industry with government agencies and the military to understand and eliminate the barriers to employment facing veterans with disabilities. The organization also develops ways to support veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Since its inception, Hero Health Hire has recruited additional industry partners representing nearly one million employees with worksites in every U.S. state.
The health care industry is considered the fastest growing industry in our economy, requiring talented individuals to help meet multi-generational health care needs. The industry is also uniquely positioned to understand and support the needs of our nation’s wounded warriors who return home to face physical and mental health challenges.
About Hero Health Hire
Hero Health Hire is a coalition of 34 health care industry leaders who share a common goal of helping wounded warriors gain employment within health care organizations that are well-suited to their skills and will offer them opportunities for professional, financial and personal stability. For more information, visit www.HeroHealthHire.com
ResCare is a human service company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental and other disabilities, to seniors who need in‑home assistance, to youth with special needs and adults who are experiencing barriers to employment. Based in Louisville, Ky., ResCare and its nearly 45,000 dedicated employees serve some 57,000 people daily in 42 states, Washington, D.C., Canada and Puerto Rico. Please visit the company’s website at www.ResCare.com.