Video contest for veterans and active duty service members transitioning to the workforce
New York, February 4, 2016 —Hiring America, the nationally syndicated television program designed to help U.S. Veterans leaving the military prepare for new careers, today announced the “Helping Heroes Do Great Things” video contest.
The campaign invites veterans, their families or friends to submit a three-minute original video which explains and shares the experience of transitioning from active duty to civilian life, and provides positive advice to fellow veterans. “Helping Heroes Do Great Things” is a partnership of Hiring America and Lenovo, the world’s leading PC company, and runs through May 15th.
Three selected winners will receive Lenovo technology to support their career efforts. The first place prize is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1business laptop; second place is the Lenovo S500z all-in-one desktop; and third place is the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet with keyboard.
“We’re committed to assisting veterans as they transition from service careers to the civilian workforce,” said Bill Deutch, executive producer and creator of Hiring America. “This campaign will focus attention on this very critical need, but also the opportunity our transitioning servicemen and women offer employers.”
“Lenovo is the perfect partner for ‘Helping Heroes Do Great Things,’” Deutch said. “The company offers technology devices any veteran would want or need to take the next step in their vocational and personal life, and is very supportive of military service members and their families.”
For a complete list of contest rules and regulations, visit the official “Hiring America/Lenovo” contest home page at www.hiringamerica.net/Lenovocontest. The 10 submissions that receive the highest number of “Likes” on the Hiring America Facebook page will become contest finalists. A special panel of military, career, Human Resources and celebrity judges enlisted by the sponsors will make the final determination of the top three winners.
“Everyone at Lenovo is grateful for the service and sacrifice of those who represent our nation’s military,” said Scott Ottman, vice president, Lenovo North America Inside Sales and Sales Operations. “We are proud to sponsor ‘Helping Heroes Do Great Things,’ and to support Hiring America and its efforts on behalf of active military service members, veterans and their families.”
The Hiring America program airs in 195 markets across the nation, and on the Armed Forces Network globally. Each episode features a guest interview of a veteran who has successfully transitioned from active duty to a civilian career. The show also offers valuable career-related information to help veterans and their families. Learn more at the Hiring America (www.hiringamerica.net), and follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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About Hiring America: Hiring America is the first employment TV program for transitioning veterans and their families. Our mission is to help veterans and members of the Armed Forces connect with companies that have jobs available and organizations that support the military community.
Each participating company and organization is carefully selected to participate on the show. Hiring America looks for companies with strong veteran hiring initiatives and organizations whose mission is to provide services that facilitate the transition process. Our goal on each episode is for the viewer to have the ability to access companies and organizations that are actively hiring veterans today. Hiring America is your advocate in the world of veteran employment. For more information about the show, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lenovo: Lenovo (HKSE:992) (ADR:LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services cover PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.