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

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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.

Companies participating in the 100,000 Jobs Mission had this to say:

"AT&T is proud to be involved in this important effort. It's a mission that lines up perfectly with our longstanding hiring priorities. AT&T has aggressively recruited veterans for decades, in part because the technical skills and leadership experience gained in the military transfer very well to our company and culture. Veterans who contributed to disciplined, motivated and successful teams in the military fit right in, and feel right at home, at AT&T." — Scott Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Resource Operations at AT&T

"Cisco is committed to helping give our nation's veterans the opportunity to utilize their valuable skills and experience to secure meaningful jobs in the private sector. We are proud to be a 100,000 Jobs Mission partner and believe that, as a result of the collaborative efforts of its partners, the Coalition will meet its hiring goal. In addition, Cisco is pleased to work with Coalition members on important skills training, education, credentialing and community programs for our newest generation of veterans and their spouses, support that is critical for the ongoing success of our military families." — Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cisco

"EMC remains committed to the goal of the 100,000 Jobs Mission as one of its founding members. We have had great success in hiring our nation's veterans over the years and remain committed to support these brave individuals when they are ready to reenter the private sector workforce and throughout their careers." — Jack Mollen, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at EMC Corporation

"The momentum keeps building for this mission to find our nation's veterans great jobs when they return home. To think of what this group has accomplished by working together is remarkable. Our collective efforts are not simply about helping veterans find jobs but also providing them with the skills and support they need to turn that job into a meaningful career. Long-term success requires that we put as much effort into assimilating, retaining and promoting veterans as we do on recruiting and hiring them." — Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

"We are proud to be a part of this important initiative. As a leading global communications company, Verizon is always looking for strong leaders to help us stay competitive in the marketplace. With their superb training, discipline and experience in supporting our country, our more than 12,000 veterans contribute their skills across the entire spectrum of jobs in our company. We would not be the best in our industry without them." — Claudia Healy, Vice President, Human Resources – Verizon

"Veterans are at the heart of the training and services ACADEMI provides. We are very proud to be part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, providing an opportunity for veterans to continue their proud service to our country in a civilian capacity." — Ted Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACADEMI

The momentum keeps building for this mission to find our nation's veterans great jobs when they return home.

Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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