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100,000 Jobs Mission Reports 64,628 Veterans Hired in Q1

April 30, 2013
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The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced that its member companies have collectively hired 64,628 U.S. military veterans through the first quarter of 2013.

This private sector initiative was launched in early 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and ten other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 veterans by 2020. According to a release, In two years, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has grown to 101 companies and has evolved into a sustainable initiative to hire veterans and share best practices.

As part of their hiring initiatives, JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission sponsored a major hiring event last week in Dallas for more than 2,100 U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses. More than 125 employers attended the event representing diverse industries from technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications. The hiring event model used by the 100,000 Jobs Mission differs from a traditional job fair in that hiring managers are on site to interview candidates and make contingent job offers on the spot, the Company noted. And that was true for the Dallas hiring event where more than 980 interviews were conducted and more than 100 contingent offers were made that day - and more are expected in the coming weeks.

"We have a singular purpose here today - to connect the talented group of people who are here looking for jobs with those companies who have jobs available," said Anne Motsenbocker, President of Chase in the Dallas region, during her remarks that opened the Dallas hiring event. "Our military veterans make excellent employees and they add tremendous value to any business. If history tells us anything, our service members and veterans are the next greatest generation of leaders."

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