JPMorgan Chase inducted into DoD’s military spouse employment program

240px-J_P_Morgan_Chase_Logo_2008_1.svgJPMorgan Chase was recently inducted into the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership in a ceremony held at the Pentagon this week.

JPMorgan has expanded its existing jobs programs for veterans. In 2011, JPMorgan and several other companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission, and in three years, the coalition has hired nearly 93,000 veterans and has grown to 123 companies.

“We understand the challenges military spouses face as they try to balance careers with the unique demands of military life,” Maureen Casey, the director of military and veterans affairs at JPMorgan Chase, said. “Frequent moves and deployments often make long-term employment difficult, which is why JPMorgan Chase is committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses from all Armed Services.”

Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase and AlliedBarton Security Services formed a working group for military spouses within the 100,00 Jobs Mission to utilize the knowledge of member-companies to expand employment and networking for military spouses.

Since 2011, JPMorgan has hired more than 6,000 veterans, and the company plans to launch a military spouse program later this year. The bank has provided more than 600 mortgage-free homes to military families through non-profit partners.

Additionally, the bank co-founded Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which offers a tuition-free program for post September 11, 2001 veterans to assist with their transition into civilian life.

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