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JPMorgan Chase receives award for veteran, service member support programs

240px-J_P_Morgan_Chase_Logo_2008_1.svgJPMorgan Chase was recently awarded the 2013 Work Life Legacy Military Award by the Families and Work Institute for its support in transitioning veterans and service members to civilian life—the second consecutive year it has won the award.

“The Work Life Legacy Award was created to address a critical economic and societal need,” Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky said. “Approximately 1,000 service men and women transition out of the military on a daily basis – and only 100 are getting jobs each day. The purpose of this rigorous award is to increase these numbers as well as highlight best practices in hiring and supporting veterans and their families. Congratulations to JPMorgan Chase for being among the four best-in-class winners.”

JPMorgan helped to establish the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a collaborative effort between 102 companies committed to hiring veterans. From the time the program began in 2011 through the first quarter of the year, the program has hired 64,628 veterans, 5,500 of whom were hired by JPMorgan.

The company’s program approach involves a centralized military recruiting team, as well as internal training programs to bridge the knowledge gap between military and civilian life.

“Our nation has been at war for almost 12 years—and almost three million brave men and women volunteered to serve,” Maureen Casey, the managing director of military and veterans affairs at JPMorgan Chase, said. “We are committed to our mission of hiring transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses – and positioning them for long-term success.”

JPMorgan has also been recognized by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association as a leading company for supporting veteran-owned businesses, and it was ranked second in the 2013 Best for Vets Employer list.

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