DALLAS – November 10, 2011 – U.S. military veterans looking to enter the civilian workforce will be the recipients of free job-skills training at the JPMorgan Chase headquarters at 2200 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas.
During the lunch, General Sisco will award a mortgage-free home to a U.S. veteran in attendance. The home, located in San Antonio, will be presented to U.S. Marine Corporal Bobby Lane, who grew up in El Paso and joined the Marines in 2005 to defend his country after the 9-11 attacks.
In May 2006, Corporal Lane’s squadron was hit by five roadside bombs. One hit his vehicle and left him with shrapnel in his arm and legs and a traumatic brain injury. His military commendations include: Purple Heart, Combat Action Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and more.
JPMorgan Chase has pledged to donate 1,000 mortgage-free homes to veterans in need over the next five years through its nonprofit partners, including the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
“Our Deployment to Employment event is our way of thanking the brave service members who put their lives at risk every day to protect this country and our way of life," said Rob Holmes, head of J.P. Morgan Corporate Client Banking.
The day will conclude with job interviews with JPMorgan Chase, which is looking to fill jobs in several different areas of financial services. Chase has hired more than 2,200 veterans nationwide in 2011.
WHAT: Deployment to Employment job training and home presentation.
WHERE: 2200 Ross Avenue, Sky Lobby, 40th Floor
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for luncheon speakers and home presentation
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase has 13,500 employees and more than 230 bank branches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As part of its commitment to the military and veterans, Chase has hired more than 2,200 veterans nationwide in 2011. JPMorgan Chase has partnered with 10 other large companies to commit to collectively hire 100,000 military members leaving active duty service and other veterans by the end of 2020.