100,000 Jobs Mission Reaches Milestone; Hires 92,869 Veterans
We’re excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, which recently announced that its members have collectively hired 92,869 U.S. military veterans through the third quarter of 2013. This private sector initiative was launched in early 2011 by JPMorgan Chase in partnership with nine other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 veterans by 2020.
"Our coalition has made great progress," said Maureen Casey, director of Military and Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase. "But the 100,000 Jobs Mission is much more than a number. We are committed to positioning veterans for long-term success and sharing best practices."
Our military relations team participated in more than 202 hiring fairs, career transition workshops and other events for veterans and wounded warriors this year. The team also hosts monthly online chats with wounded warriors to answer questions on topics ranging from how to translate military skills to preparing for an interview, a practice that has been adopted by several other major corporations.
More than 50 companies met recently to discuss ways to bridge the knowledge gap between civilian and military cultures and break down barriers to employment. They also reviewed talent sharing among 100,000 Jobs Mission members through its newly launched Veteran Talent Exchange, hiring military spouses and establishing business resource groups. Lockheed Martin hosted the meeting at our Global Vision Center in Crystal City, Va., on Oct. 17.
“We recognize and appreciate the tremendous talents and skills that veterans bring to our company, and we were proud to host the coalition meeting in October and highlight our best practices, which have become leading practices in veteran hiring” said Teri Matzkin, manager of Lockheed Martin’s Military Relations Team.
In addition to the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Lockheed Martin participates in other hiring initiatives in support of veterans, wounded warriors and military spouses. To learn more, visit the Transitioning Military page on LockheedMartin.com.
November 8, 2013