REG-JP Morgan Chase 100,000 Jobs Mission Hires More than 51,000 U.S. Veterans in Two Years

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:40am EST

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Coalition Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Hiring Number Today
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--

The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced today that its coalition companies have
collectively hired 51,835 veterans through 2012. Launched in March 2011 by
eleven major employers, the coalition of private sector companies is already
more than half of the way to its goal of hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military
veterans by 2020. 

"This is a major milestone in our mission to hire 100,000 veterans in ten
years," said Frank Bisignano, Chief Operating Officer for JPMorgan Chase, a
founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. "To have achieved more than half of
our goal in two years is a testament both to the talent of our returning service
men and women and to the commitment of the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies. We
will continue to make the most of this momentum in 2013." 

The coalition has grown to 94 companies, up from 76 in the third quarter of
2012. The 100,000 Jobs Mission is a unique grassroots effort originating in
corporate America to combat the high unemployment rate among U.S. military
veterans, especially those returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The
member companies represent a wide array of industries across the U.S., including
financial services, defense, healthcare, telecommunications, technology,
transportation, retail and energy - and they are hiring at all levels within
their companies. There is no monetary cost for joining the coalition. Each
company has made a commitment to hire veterans, share best hiring practices with
other member companies and report their results quarterly. The 100,000 Jobs
Mission is focused on the entire employment continuum - not just recruiting and
hiring military talent but also retaining them long-term. 

Leaders from the coalition companies have stated that hiring veterans is not
only the right thing to do; it makes sense for their businesses. 

"EMC is extremely proud to be a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission as
we reach this significant step towards our goal," said ML Krakauer, Executive
Vice President of Human Resources at EMC Corporation. "Veterans offer a strong
set of skills that significantly contribute to future innovation and success at
our company. As a member of the coalition, we have had the opportunity to learn,
collaborate and share best practices with other leading companies around
attracting, developing and retaining our talented veterans. We look forward to
continuing the positive momentum this year." 

"Intel joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission in October 2012 and we have seen value in
a short time. We`ve shared our own best practices and learned from the other 93
top companies in the coalition," said Ardine Williams, vice president of Human
Resources and director of HR Enterprise Services for Intel. "Veterans are
innovative, resourceful and reliable. Their experience and training make them an
excellent fit for our culture. Joining this effort will give us a louder voice
to support veteran hiring." 

About the 100,000 Jobs Mission

Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 94 companies
committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The
coalition`s companies have collectively hired 51,835 veterans through 2012. For
more information, visit 

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.

 JPMorgan Chase & Co.            
 Shannon O`Reilly, 212-270-0563    
 Tim Keefe, 302-552-0529              

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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