Veteran Jobs Mission, Starbucks, and Schultz Family Foundation Join Forces to Support Veterans and Empower Employers
Joint convening revitalizes spirit of collaboration around employment, retention, and engagement of Veterans
In an effort to more effectively and efficiently engage the private sector in supporting Veterans, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Starbucks, and the Schultz Family Foundation (SFF) yesterday hosted a joint convening of the Veteran Jobs Mission and The Muster.
Led by JPMorgan Chase, the Veteran Jobs Mission is the nation’s largest private-sector coalition that promotes and facilitates Veteran employment with an ultimate goal to collectively hire 1 million Veterans. The Muster, an initiative of Starbucks and the Schultz Family Foundation, brings together participants from the private and public sectors in order to create actionable blueprints to improve the transition process for military service members.
Ross Brown, head of Military and Veterans Affairs for JPMorgan Chase
Head of Military and Veterans Affairs Ross Brown speaks with Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF), Executive Director of Joining Forces, and Assistant Secretary of Labor (VETS) Mike Michaud about collaboration.
John Kelly, Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility & Public Policy, Starbucks Coffee Company
A 2015 report from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) found that while support is still needed for many of the 21.2 million Veterans in the U.S., the military- and Veteran-service organization landscape remains fragmented. This is in part why JPMorgan Chase, Starbucks, and SFF hosted the April convening, bringing together more than 300 representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Daniel Pitasky, Executive Director, Schultz Family Foundation
ABC News Anchor & Correspondent Martha Raddatz moderates a leadership conversation with former Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno (USA, Ret.) and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
The day opened with ABC News Anchor and Correspondent Martha Raddatz moderating a conversation on corporate leadership in Veteran employment and engagement with former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno. Both leaders now serve as advisors to Starbucks and JPMorgan Chase respectively. Additional panels and breakout sessions aligned across three themes:
1. Empowering companies by promoting military talent employment and retention strategies
2. Catalyzing partnerships between Veteran service and civic organizations to create a full spectrum of solutions
3. Breaking through the traditional Veteran narrative to reframe Veterans as civic assets and citizen leaders in their communities
Researching Veteran Employee Retention
JPMorgan Chase, on behalf of the Veteran Jobs Mission, has commissioned CNAS to conduct research regarding:
- The hiring and retention of Veterans
- The performance of Veterans
- Obstacles or barriers impeding Veterans’ economic performance
- The economic contributions by Veterans to their organizations and society
The morning of the convening, CNAS began conducting surveys with Veterans, HR representatives, and business leaders. Corporate retention data will also be reviewed to identify aggregate trends. The findings, expected by the close of 2016, will help to illuminate challenges and opportunities around retaining top Veteran and military talent within the private sector.
Kim Morton, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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