Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

10,000 Strong Veteran Hiring Initiative

Led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the 10,000 Strong Initiative is a coalition of companies and community organizations who are united around a common goal of hiring 10,000 local veterans by 2017.  10,000 Strong helps companies hire veterans, assists veterans accessing career services, and raises awareness of the skill sets veterans bring to the workforce. 


The 10,000 Strong Initiative welcomes companies and organizations that share Mayor Garcetti’s commitment to veteran employment. Becoming a 10,000 Strong partner gives you access to important veteran hiring resources, and opportunities to connect with local and national leaders in the veteran employment community. To learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of becoming a 10,000 Strong partner, you can review our fact sheet here.


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As a 10,000 Strong partner,  you have the option of participating in the Human Resource Advisory Council; a meeting that brings together representatives from the initiative. The Council meets periodically to provide information, training, encouragement, and share best practices to continue the effort of hiring veterans on a sustained basis. If you would like to become a part of the Council, please email our office at


PsychArmor Institute

Mayor Garcetti and the 10,000 Strong initiative have partnered with PsychArmor, a non-profit whose mission is to provide free education and support to those who work with, live with, and care about veterans. PsychArmor provides a number of helpful resources for organizations that hire and train veterans (including online trainings taught by subject matter experts, and the Helping You Help Veterans support center that answers your veteran-related questions in real time via phone or live chat). Our proud partnership with PsychArmor is helping to facilitate veteran employment in our community.

Visit the PsychArmor webpage to learn more about the organization and explore its many resources.


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