Drexel Hamilton was honored to present at the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition summit on April 6, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. alongside JPMorgan Chase, Starbucks, Amazon, AT&T, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among many others.
The Veteran Jobs Mission, created in 2011 with the initial goal of hiring 100,000 veterans, has expanded to include 235 companies committed to hiring one million veterans with 385,000 already hired. The coalition convened to share best practices and strategize the year ahead. Topics addressed included not only how to increase the number of veteran hires, but how to improve the acclimation and retention rates of veteran employees to ensure job longevity and fulfillment, as well as topics like service disabled veteran recruiting and employee resource groups.
Members of Drexel Hamilton spoke on a panel about the best practices for hiring veterans. The panel members included:
- Lawrence Doll, Disabled U.S Marine Corps Veteran, Founder and Chairman
- Scott Smiley, Disabled U.S. Army Veteran, Associate, Capital Markets
- Tim Fisher, Disabled U.S. Army Veteran, Director, Capital Markets
- John Martinko, Disabled U.S. Army Veteran, Managing Director, Capital Markets
“We are proud to pay it forward to our Veteran community and share our Veteran hiring efforts with other coalition members, explained John Martinko, Disabled U.S. Army Veteran and Managing Director of Capital Markets at Drexel Hamilton.
About the Veteran Jobs Mission
Launched in 2011 as the 100,000 Jobs Mission, the Veteran Jobs Mission brings together companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans. More than 235 Fortune 500 companies have joined and collectively hired nearly 385,000 U.S. military veterans, with the ultimate goal of one million. The private sector organizations are continuing to increase their focus on retention and career development. This includes supporting veterans as they adapt to the workplace by establishing sponsorship and on-boarding training programs, as well as industry-based coalition subgroups to increase collaboration among members. Visit jobsmission.com.
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