Quarterly Jobs Report: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 77,612 Veterans Through Second Quarter 2013

  Quarterly Jobs Report: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 77,612 Veterans Through
  Second Quarter 2013

      Coalition Grows to 109 Companies; Launches Veteran Talent Exchange

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 24, 2013

The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced today that its member companies have
collectively hired 77,612 U.S. military veterans through the second quarter of
2013. This private sector initiative was launched in early 2011 by JPMorgan
Chase and ten other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least
100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has grown to 109 companies
that represent diverse industries across the country from finance,
telecommunications and defense to transportation, retail and energy.

The announcement comes on the heels of the coalition’s quarterly meeting held
in New York last week. The event brought together representatives from nearly
70 of the member companies, including newest coalition member BAE Systems,
which officially joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission that day. During the meeting,
participants shared best practices and discussed issues central to hiring
veterans and transitioning servicemembers such as sourcing, talent sharing,
candidate experience, policy and military spouse programs. The meeting also
included a visit from JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, who
commended the group on the progress the companies have made so far.

“There is no other group that deserves our support more than our veterans,”
Dimon told the group. “I want to personally thank you for the work you are
doing. What you and your companies are doing is great – for our veterans and
for our nation.”

“The 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have made a positive difference for
thousands of veterans while bringing valuable employees into our businesses,”
said Maureen Casey, Managing Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at
JPMorgan Chase. “Not only are we nearing our goal of hiring 100,000 veterans,
but by sharing experiences at our quarterly coalition meetings, we are gaining
a deeper understanding of the obstacles to veteran employment in the civilian
workforce and how to overcome them.”

The 100,000 Jobs Mission also continues to evolve its best practices for
hiring veterans. With the help of AT&T, it recently launched a new web tool to
help veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military spouses find the
right fit for their next civilian job. The Veteran Talent Exchange (VTX)
facilitates the sharing and referral of candidate profiles among the 100,000
Jobs Mission employers. AT&T, a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission,
is leading the Veteran Talent Exchange among the coalition companies.

“We want to optimize the recruiting process for veterans who apply to work at
our companies. If we can’t find a fit for veterans at our organization at a
particular time, we can now refer them to opt-in to the Veteran Talent
Exchange to be considered by other military-friendly employers within the
100,000 Jobs Mission,” said Scott S. Smith, Senior Vice President, Human
Resources Operations for AT&T. “The Veteran Talent Exchange enables us to
centralize military candidate pipelines in one database so they can be
accessed by multiple companies. This is the only employer-led platform that
does all this.”

Military and veteran job seekers and their spouses can join the Veteran Talent
Exchange by going to www.VTX.jobs or by accessing it through
www.100000JobsMission.com.

About the 100,000 Jobs Mission

Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 109 companies
committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The
coalition's companies have collectively hired 77,612 veterans through the
second quarter of 2013. For more information on the 100,000 Jobs Mission,
visit www.100000JobsMission.com.

Contact:

Media:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Shannon O’Reilly, 212-270-0563
shannon.oreilly@jpmchase.com
or
Tim Keefe, 302-552-0529
tim.keefe@chase.com
 
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