FIRST ON FOX: Google is set to provide $20 million in grant funding and donations to support economic empowerment for veterans and the military community, providing thousands of veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with career support needed for tech jobs over the next five years.
Google’s investment includes a $10 million cash grant to “Hiring Our Heroes,” to help them to launch a “Career Forward” program, to provide job search support, like interview prep, and career workshops, to help individuals to “succeed.”
“Everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full economic potential — especially military service members and their families who sacrifice so much for our country,” Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller told FOX Business. “Each year, 200,000 people transition to civilian life. Eight in 10 of them leave active duty without job prospects and often struggle to translate their skillset to a civilian job.”
Fuller, who grew up in a military family, said she has “seen firsthand how access to jobs can change lives and livelihoods,” adding that she is “incredibly excited” to work with Hiring Our Heroes to “advance our shared goal of creating more economic opportunity in the military community.”
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