Best for Vets Employer 2012

JPMorgan Chase Named a "Best for Vets" Employer by Military Times EDGE

NEW YORK – April 24, 2012 – Military Times EDGE recently announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is ranked #6 on their 2012 "Best for Vets: Employer" list.

Military Times surveyed more than a thousand companies and rated them based on their veteran recruiting and hiring policies, corporate culture and reserve policies. Only the top 40 companies were actually ranked.

According to the published results Opens third party site disclosure in a new window and accompanying news story, the staff at Military Times EDGE "looked for companies that didn't just talk about how much they support the military but had in place tangible policies and programs to help veterans get in the door and feel welcome once inside."

JPMorgan Chase's standing on the list improved significantly over last year's rank. While companies weren't ranked individually in the 2011 survey, they were grouped alphabetically within tiers. JPMorgan Chase fell into the "Silver" tier falling somewhere between 12 and 27.

"It's clear that the firm's hard work on veteran recruiting, hiring, assimilating and retaining veterans is paying off, and it's an honor to be recognized as a top employer for veterans by Military Times," said Maureen Casey, JPMorgan Chase Military and Veterans Affairs executive director. "Our company's leaders and employees of all levels across the globe recognize the tremendous contributions veterans make to our business, and we remain committed to helping them succeed as they transition from the military and assimilate into our organization."

JPMorgan Chase was highlighted in the publication Opens third party site disclosure in a new window for helping launch the 100,000 Jobs Mission Opens third party site disclosure in a new window last year. As a founding member, the firm has helped expand the coalition from 11 initial to 43 current members, all dedicated to collectively hiring 100,000 military veterans by 2020. The coalition has hired more than 12,000 transitioning servicemembers and veterans since last year. Other coalition members highlighted as "Best for Vets" employers are Verizon, Merck and Total System Services (TSYS).

Military Times EDGE is a publication that provides information and tips for military members to enhance their military careers as well as prepare for their next careers after military service. It is a monthly supplement to Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times and Coast Guard Times.