About the Mission Hero Image

Photograph of Coalition members

It began with a coalition of companies with a goal of hiring 100,000 Veterans. It continues with the goal of hiring 1,000,000.

455,831
Veterans Hired As Of March 31, 2018

Our nation's military members and veterans represent the best this country has to offer.

The Veteran Jobs Mission is the leading private-sector solution addressing U.S. military veteran unemployment.

It began in 2011 as a coalition of 11 leading companies committed to hiring 100,000 Veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has evolved to more than 230 private-sector companies that represent virtually every industry in the U.S. economy. The Veteran Jobs Mission coalition has collectively hired more than 400,000 Veterans since it began.

Building on this momentum and reflective of the significant contributions Veterans have made to the companies that have hired them, the Veteran Jobs Mission has raised its goal to hiring 1 million U.S. military Veterans. Beyond their ongoing search for top military talent, Veteran Jobs Mission members are continuing to increase their focus on retention and career development of Veterans in the private sector. This includes supporting veterans as they adapt to the workplace by establishing sponsorship and on-boarding training programs, as well as industry-based coalition subgroups to increase collaboration among members.

The eleven founding member-companies are:

Meet all of the coalition members.

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Darlene MacKinnon, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion at Air Products

Global Diversity & Inclusion

Air Products

"Air Products values the leadership and skills that veterans bring to our workplace. We believe that seeding our organization with diverse experiences and perspectives is key to the success of our company. We are proud to be a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission."