Got Your 6 is going strong! Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, was acknowledged last week for our collective work with the Got Your 6 campaign as part of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
As part of the plenary session and commitment presentation, “Jumpstart Nation: Getting America Back to Work,” Former President Bill Clinton invited all of the Got Your 6 partners to the stage, including Goodwill Industries International.
CGI is an annual event focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States. This working meeting brings together leaders from the business, foundation, nonprofit, and government sectors to develop solutions that address unemployment, prepare Americans to be competitive global citizens, and rethink current models that shape our economy and society.
Last year, Goodwill International provided employment placement services and other community-based programs to more than 44,000 veterans, military spouses and their families. Additionally, Goodwill hired more than 1,000 veterans and/or their spouses and we hope to match these efforts this year in our role as a Got Your 6 partner.
“Got Your 6,” which in military language means “I’ve got your back,” is spearheaded by nearly every major Hollywood entertainment studio, broadcast and cable network, talent agency, and actors’ guild as a means to launch an unprecedented public awareness campaign to create a new conversation in our country about veterans and military families as both leaders and civic assets.