Veteran Jobs Mission: A Coalition for Hiring Veterans

November 22, 2015

Since its foundation in 2011 by 11 corporations, the Veteran Jobs Mission has grown to over 200 companies that, as of 9/30/15, have hired over 300,000 Veterans. While the unemployment rate for post 9/11 Veterans has dropped from 12% in 2011 to 5% as of 9/2015, the unemployment rate for the youngest groups of post 9/11 Veterans remains high at 14.9% (ages 20-24) and 6.9% (ages 25029) as of 9/2015. “With more than 200,000 service members transitioning from active duty each year, employers must re-double efforts to make Veterans’ transition to civilian careers smoother,” Ross Brown Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, JPMorgan Chase and Co., a founding company of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Where the commitment to hire Veterans remains high, the Veteran Jobs Mission will increase its focus on the engagement and career development of Veterans in the private sector. This includes helping Veterans better adapt to the workplace by establishing training, mentoring and other critical onboarding programs. If you want to learn more about this great organization, read this article.

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