Helping Disabled Veterans Find Work

Disaboom has teamed up with the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation to help combat-wounded and disabled veterans. Disaboom says it’ll hire virtual agent graduates of the Purple Heart Service Foundation’s job training program, “Veterans Business Training Center.”

All training grads are home-bound, combat-wounded, or disabled veterans, fully skilled in call center and contact center technology, and all have successfully completed an online training program offered through the Purple Heart Service Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

According to Greg Bresser, executive director of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, “we recognized two years ago that if combat wounded or disabled veterans were properly trained, they could work from home. We saw an opportunity for this group of veterans to become a vital, remote work force for many large Fortune 1,000 companies, as well as smaller family-owned businesses.”

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The first phase of the partnership will see 20 virtual agents deployed to Disaboom, responsible for approaching local and national businesses to sell listings in disaboom.com’s online business listings. Disaboom plans to expand the number of graduates employed to 150 virtual agents by the end of the year.

The veterans’ training course work maximizes their military training, according to Disaboom. Applications for participation in the program are currently being accepted at www.combatwoundedcallcenter.com.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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