100,000 jobs mission grows to more than 200 companies hiring veteransStaff writer ▼ | August 5, 2015
The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced that its coalition of private companies has grown to over 200 member companies that have collectively hired more than 267,522 U.S. military Veterans through June.
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"Our fellow coalition members represent both the best of their business sectors and a commitment to hiring Veterans and their spouses."
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was founded in 2011 by 11 companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co. that pledged to hire at least 100,000 Veterans by 2020. The coalition reports its hiring results quarterly and shares best practices for hiring and retaining Veterans in their organizations. Many of these can be found on jobsmission.com.
Since the coalition's establishment, membership has grown to 206 companies that represent nearly every industry in the U.S. economy, including its newest members: commercial real estate services firm JLL and global food and beverage giant PepsiCo.
"I am proud to be part of JLL's commitment to hiring veterans and our membership in the 100,000 Jobs Mission. Companies do themselves a favor by hiring veterans because they are team players, trustworthy, dependable, loyal and hard workers. JLL has a culture that values these qualities and we look forward to welcoming more vets into our organization," said JLL board member and Americas executive chairman Roger Staubach, who also served in the U.S. Navy.
"PepsiCo has a long history of hiring veterans, and we are passionate about helping them identify with a job and a supportive company that they can be proud of after their military career," said Sheila Stygar, PepsiCo vice president of Talent Acquisition.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission continues to seek like-minded large employers to join the commitment to hiring Veterans and military spouses. ■