Our military are everyday heroes as they protect and serve our country on a daily basis. But, after their service, military men and woman can suffer many hardships. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate amoung military veterans is nearly double the national average. These statistics are expected to get worse as troops return home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. In November, 2011 a group of independent Yellow Pages publishers launched a job initiative to help returning military veterans. The American Hometown Heroes initiative will provide professional marketing advice and consultation to any returning veteran who would like to start a new business in their hometown. These services are free! The program includes marketing advice as well as a free one year advertising program in their local online and print Yellow Pages. This program establishes a foothold for these new business entrepreneurs in their communities, which in turn helps to drive our economy. Military veterans sign up to get your free marketing assistance today!
Association of Directory Publishers, ADP, is one of the many sponsors of the program. Some of the independent publishers that are taking part in this program are: DMI, Yellowbook, Names and Numbers and Zip Local to just name a few of the publishers covering 49 states and over 40,000 communities in the United States. There are also celebrity supporters who include Bo Derek, John Corbett, Ann Margaret and Dyan Cannon.