100,000 Jobs Mission underway to employ America’s veterans
A number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission in March 2011 with a goal of collectively hiring 100,000 transitioning servicemembers and military veterans by 2020.
We know that one of the biggest issues facing men and women in the armed forces is finding good jobs when they leave active duty. Veteran unemployment is a pressing issue for our country. The unemployment rate for recent veterans ages 18-25 is significantly higher than the national average.
We believe that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do for veterans, but it's a great thing to do for our businesses. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer and they bring meaningful skills to the workplace.
The members of the 100,000 Jobs Mission are committed to helping transitioning servicemembers and other veterans lead successful lives after their military service. Together, the coalition members have hired several thousand veterans and look forward to seeing that number grow. We will partner to share best recruiting and employment practices and report our hiring results.
JPMorgan Chase is leading the effort to rally employers for the troops and expects to add more partners to help the cause. We are looking to expand the coalition with like-minded companies that are equally committed to hiring our nation’s veterans and working together to help solve the challenge of veteran unemployment.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission has a presence on the US Veterans Pipeline, a web portal designed to increase veterans’ chances of finding employment by matching veterans’ military skills with open positions in the corporate sector, identifying skill or education needs and providing discussion forums. Veterans can search the US Veterans Pipeline to learn about job openings across the member organizations.