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100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 12,179 Veterans through First Quarter 2012

The 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of 41 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 veterans by 2020, collectively hired 12,179 veterans through March 31, 2012. This number is up from 6,606 veterans hired through the end of December 2011 when the coalition was 21 companies.

In the first quarter of 2012, the following companies joined the coalition: ACADEMI, Anheuser-Busch, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young LLP, Fidelis, Frontier Communications, IBM, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Orbis, Inc., Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Swift Transportation, Target, Time Warner, Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), Toys”R”Us, Inc. and United Health Group.

“The momentum keeps building for this mission to find our nation’s veterans great jobs when they return home,” said Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. “To think of what this group has accomplished by working together is remarkable. We nearly doubled hiring in three months, and we hope to double it again in the next three months.”

The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in March 2011 by 11 companies and has grown to 41 companies in one year. 100,000 Jobs Mission members are committed to hiring veterans, reporting results and sharing best practices on recruiting, hiring, training, assimilating and retaining veterans. The 100,000 Jobs Mission is focused on expanding the coalition with other companies committed to providing employment opportunities for transitioning military members and veterans…

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Read More @100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 12,179 Veterans through First Quarter 2012 – MarketWatch.

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