About

The Show-Me Heroes Story

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Started by Governor Nixon in 2010, Show-Me Heroes is a cooperative effort between the Missouri Army National Guard and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.

We are able to accomplish this mission by creating strong relationships with Missouri’s employers, coordinating efforts with Veterans Service Organizations and private and public agencies; and through close cooperation and integration with the Missouri National Guard and Department of Economic Development.

As Missourians, we all acknowledge the great burdens and sacrifice our Armed Forces and their families have made in order to preserve our national security. We also recognize how Veterans and members of our National Guard and Reserve possess the degree of training, education, motivation, and character that will prove vital to Missouri’s economic future. You can read more about all the benefits of hiring Missouri’s military men and women as well as available incentives throughout our website.

We feature the names of all of Missouri businesses who have taken the Show-Me Heroes Pledge and highlight those who have earned the Flag of Freedom award.  Additionally, we have resources for employers to maximize the benefits of their affiliation with our program and tools for Veteran and Service Member job seekers to aid in the job search.  By registering an account with Missouri’s #1 career portal, employers can post open positions and connect with job seekers with military experience.

Businesses are not required to have current job vacancies to participate in Show-Me Heroes. But, if and when positions do become available, Show-Me Heroes employers can use all Show-Me Heroes resources to connect with and recruit great military candidates. Governor Nixon is calling on all Missouri employers to Take the Pledge! and consider the benefits that hiring a Veteran or Service Member can bring to your organization! Become a hero by hiring a hero!