J.P. Morgan hosts events with Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, continues support of veterans initiatives
Jun 06, 2011
J.P. Morgan employees are working with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation to provide ongoing support to veterans as they pursue long-term professions in the financial services industry following their military service.
The firm recently hosted several events with WSWF, which helps service-disabled veterans transition from active duty to new careers. The foundation works to identify and develop career opportunities through key partnerships, including the one it has with J.P. Morgan. The firm began partnering with the WSWF last July.
One of the foundation’s initiatives is a six-month in-residence course that includes class work, field work, exam prep, testing, mentorships and internships. J.P. Morgan’s global employee volunteerism program recently enabled veterans in the WSWF course to participate in workshops at the firm to prepare them for financial services jobs. Topics included career development, skills assessment, resume writing, interview preparation, networking and overall exposure to the financial services industry.
In addition to the WSWF workshops, J.P. Morgan recently hosted the foundation’s annual board meeting in its New York offices. Retired Marine General Peter Pace, WSWF’s chairman of the board, attended the annual meeting and met with Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Pace is a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“J.P. Morgan provides valuable training opportunities for each of our Warfighter classes, contributing in a very meaningful way to the success of our returning veterans,” said Pace, who retired in 2007 after 40 years of service. “With tremendous support from partners like J.P. Morgan, the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation continues to gain momentum with each class of service disabled veterans we recruit, train and place in the financial services industry.”
Dimon has spoken about J.P. Morgan’s dedication to veterans, referencing the firm’s recent initiatives to help soldiers make the transition to civilian jobs. “This company has a great history of honoring military and veterans, and we are proud to partner with the Wall Street War Fighters.” Dimon said. “We want to make serving the military and veteran community a core part of how we operate our business every day. Our servicemen and servicewomen deserve nothing less.”