ATLANTA, October 11, 2012 — 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 Opens third party site disclosure in a new window to learn more.
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission
Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has grown to a coalition of 76 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. For more information about available positions or to join the 100,000 Jobs Mission, please visit 100000jobsmission.com Opens third party site disclosure in a new window and "Like" us on Facebook Opens third party site disclosure in a new window.
Members of the 100,000 Jobs Mission
7-Eleven; ACADEMI; alelo; Alorica; Anheuser-Busch; AstraZeneca Global; AT&T; Avis Budget Group; Bloomberg L.P.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; CA Technologies; Caterpillar; CGI; Cisco Systems Inc.; Combined Insurance of America; Comcast Corporation; Con Edison; Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC); CSX Corporation; Cushman & Wakefield Inc.; Deloitte; Delta Air Lines; The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; DIRECTV;
EMC Corporation; Enterprise Holdings; Ernst & Young LLP; Expert Global Solutions; Fidelis; First Data; Frontier Communications; The Hershey Company; HP; IBM; Iron Mountain Incorporated; JetBlue; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kaiser Permanente; Lockheed Martin; Macy's; ManTech International Corporation; Merck; MetLife, Inc.; Modis; NCR Corporation; Nielsen; Office Depot, Inc.; OSRAM SYLVANIA; Orbis, Inc.; Pitney Bowes; Ports America;
Schneider National; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.; Solar City; Swift Transportation; T&M Protection Resources; LLC; TAMKO Building Products, Inc.; Target; Textron Inc.; TIAA-CREF; Time Warner; Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS); Toys"R"Us, Inc.; Tyco International; UnitedHealth Group; Universal Health Services, Inc.; Universal Protection Service; Unum; UPMC; Verizon Communications Inc.; Waste Management, Inc.; WellPoint, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.