DALLAS, March 13 , 2013 - JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and the 100,000 Jobs Mission will host a major hiring event in Dallas for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center.
More than 70 employers will be there recruiting military talent seeking to fill over 5,000 jobs in the Dallas area - and over 80,000 jobs nationwide - ranging from entry-level to managerial positions. The companies span a number of industries from technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications.
Online retailer Amazon, a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, recently announced it will build three new fulfillment centers in the state of Texas, including two in the Dallas-metro area. Todd Davis, director of recruiting for Amazon's operations said, "We're excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and to bring our recruiting teams to the hiring event in Texas to meet potential candidates."
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. In two years, the coalition has grown to 99 companies that have collectively hired more than 51,000 veterans.
"Dallas is home to thousands of transitioning military members and veterans who have the skill sets companies need. This hiring event will provide excellent career opportunities for veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation," said Anne Motsenbocker, Dallas Regional Chamber Chairman of the Board and President of JPMorgan Chase in Dallas.
The hiring event model used by the 100,000 Jobs Mission differs from a traditional job fair in that hiring managers will be on site to interview candidates and possibly make job offers on the spot. Job seekers are encouraged to register and upload their resumes prior to the event so that participating companies can review them and schedule interviews for that day. Many of the recruiting teams are comprised of former military members who can translate military experience into civilian jobs.
Participating companies include:
7-Eleven, Inc.; AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems; ACADEMI; AlliedBarton Security Services; Amazon.com; Army & Air Force Exchange Service; AT&T; Bank of America; Bell Helicopter; Brink's Incorporated; Bristol-Myers Squibb; C.R. England Global Transportation; CA Technologies; Century 21 Real Estate LLC; CGI; Cigna; Cisco Systems; City of Fort Worth; Coca-Cola Refreshments; CROSSMARK; DART; Delta Air Lines; Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; DFW International Airport; Dickies; Eaton Corporation - Electrical Division; EMC2; Enterprise Holdings; Expert Global Solutions; First Cash Financial Services, Inc.; First Command Financial Services; First Data; Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold; Frontier Communications; General Motors; Gibbs Realty & Auction Co., Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; HMS; Hyundai Motor America; Intel; International Business Machines; Iron Mountain; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ManTech International Corporation; McKesson Corporation; NCR; Nielsen; Omni Dallas Hotel; Pitney Bowes; Praxair Inc.; Santander Consumer USA; Schneider National, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; SourceHOV; SRS Distribution; TAMKO Building Products, Inc.; Target; Texas Health Resources; Texas Highway Patrol; Textron Marine & Land Systems; The Kroger Company; UnitedHealth Group; Universal Protection Service; UPMC; US Security Associates, Inc.; Verizon; Waste Management, Inc; and Westower Communications.
Hiring Event Details:
Event: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hiring Event hosted by JPMorgan Chase
Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time
Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Registration: Job seekers are encouraged to register online prior to the event. Participants should also bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared for interviews.
Attire: Business attire is suggested.
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission: Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 99 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The coalition's companies have collectively hired 51,835 veterans in two years. For more information on the 100,000 Jobs Mission, visit 100000jobsmission.com.