100,000 Jobs Mission Hires More Than 28,000 Veterans
100,000 Jobs Mission reports 3rd Quarter Number up Nearly 10,000 Hires
The 76 companies in the 100,000 Jobs Mission have hired 28,186 veterans through the third quarter of 2012, they announced today. This number is up nearly 10,000 from the 18,249 veterans hired through June 30, 2012.
Launched in early 2011, the grassroots coalition of private-sector companies is already one-quarter of the way to its goal of hiring at least 100,000 veterans by 2020. Formed by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies, the mission has grown to 76 companies, which met this week at Delta Air Lines headquarters in Atlanta for a quarterly coalition meeting.
“The 100,000 Jobs Mission is really gaining momentum,” said Eddie Dunn, an Army combat veteran and an executive on the Military and Veterans Affairs team at JPMorgan Chase. “The United States has the best military in the world – and the companies in our coalition are fortunate to have already hired over 28,000 veterans through our initiative.”
The pool of veterans is expected to grow dramatically as nearly 1 million servicemembers transition out of the military by 2016. And the unemployment rate for veterans remains above the national average.
“We will continue working hard to provide job and training opportunities to our nation’s veterans – and sharing best practices with each other,” said Letty Ashworth, General Manager of Global Diversity at Delta. “Not only is hiring veterans the right thing to do, it’s good for business.”
The 100,000 Jobs Mission continues to focus on enlisting other like-minded companies. To join, companies simply must commit to hire transitioning servicemembers and veterans, report hiring numbers and share best practices – and there is no fee. Companies and veterans can visit 100000jobsmission.com to learn more.
Eddie Dunn, an Army combat veteran
Members of the 100,000 Jobs Mission
7-Eleven; ACADEMI; alelo; AlliedBarton Security Services; Alorica; Anheuser-Busch; AstraZeneca Global; AT&T; Avis Budget Group; Bloomberg LP; The Brink's Company; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; CA Technologies; Caterpillar; Century 21 Real Estate LLC; CGI; Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; CHK; Cigna; Cintas Corporation; Cisco Systems Inc.; Coca-Cola; Combined Insurance of America; Comcast; Con Edison; Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC); CSX;
Cushman & Wakefield Inc.; Deloitte; Delta Air Lines; The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; DIRECTV; EMC Corporation; Enterprise Holdings; Ernst & Young LLP; Exelon; Expert Global Solutions; Fidelis; First Data; Frontier Communications; General Motors Co.; They Hershey Company; HP; IBM; Intel; Iron Mountain Incorporated; jcpenney; JetBlue; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kaiser Permanente; The Kroger Company; Lockheed Martin; Macy's;
ManTech International Corporation; Merck; MetLife. Inc.; Modis; NCR Corporation; Nielsen; Office Depot, Inc.; Orbis, Inc.; OSRAM SYLVANIA; Pitney Bowes; Ports America; Schneider National; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Solar City; SourceHOV; Swift Transportation; T&M Protection Resources, LLC; TAMKO Building Products, Inc.; Target; Textron, Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific; TIAA-CREF; Time Warner; Toys "R" Us, Inc.; TSYS; Tyco International; U.S. Security Associates, Inc.; UnitedHealth Group; Universal Health Services, Inc.; Universal Protection Service; Unum; UPMC; Verizon Communications Inc.; Waste Management, Inc.; WellPoint, Inc.; and Wells Fargo & Co.