Charles Schwab Earns 2015 Military-Friendly(R) Employer Title for Third Consecutive Year
The Charles Schwab Corporation has once again been named to the 2015 list of top “Military Friendly(R) Employers” and top Military Spouse Friendly Employers. The recognition is awarded by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse and reflects the emphasis Schwab places on recruiting and training military veterans who are joining or rejoining the workforce. Schwab will be showcased along with other 2015 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs(R) magazine and the January 2015 issue of Military Spouse magazine, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com. Schwab has additionally received multiple other awards this year for its military-friendly recruiting and onboarding practices, including:
- Military Times Edge magazine “Best for Vets” (2014) for the fifth consecutive year
- US Veteran Magazine’s “Best of the Best” employers for the third consecutive year
- One of Civilianjobs.com’s Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military
- One of the “Top 25 Most Influential Companies for Veterans Hiring” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
“We are very focused on recruiting qualified candidates from the military and raising awareness of the fact that Schwab is an employer of choice in the military community,” said Ryan Kosowsky, managing director of talent acquisition, who also oversees “Forward March,” Schwab’s military recruiting initiative. Kosowsky, who left active service in the U.S. Army as a major in 2012, has had a 16-year career in the military and continues to serve in the Arizona Army National Guard in addition to his role at Schwab.
“Because military veterans and reservists share Schwab values like devotion to teamwork, discipline and leadership, they fit extremely well into our company’s culture of service,” Kosowsky said. “In fact, in many ways they are ideal job candidates, and we are committed to making their re-entry into the job market and onboarding at Schwab a great experience.”
Now in its 12th year, the Military Friendly Employers designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of companies with annual revenue over $500 million nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board that consists of recruiting, HR and management professionals from Fortune 1000 companies across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to companies that meet the eligibility criteria and wish to participate. Criteria for consideration, along with the complete list of employers, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.
Schwab is also a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, which is a coalition of 178 companies that represent almost every industry in the American economy. Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. Collectively, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies quickly reached that goal and doubled their commitment to hire a total of 200,000 by 2020. As of Sept. 30, 2014, more than 190,000 veterans had been hired. For more information, visit JobsMission.com.
For more than four decades, Schwab’s commitment to help Americans rethink investing has challenged the status quo and offered an alternative to traditional Wall Street investing. To support this, the company seeks forward-thinking, optimistic and driven individuals who are passionate about championing clients’ goals and who want to work in an inclusive and highly collaborative work environment.
Schwab’s benefits are designed to help employees stay healthy, save for long-term financial goals and balance the demands of work and their personal lives. Financial benefits include automatic enrollment in the company’s 401(k) plan including company matching and profit-sharing contributions, an employee stock purchase plan, a matching gifts program for charitable contributions, and discounts on some products. Health and wellness benefits include medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance and disability income protection, as well as a health savings account. Work/life programs include paid vacation, holidays and a sabbatical program for eligible employees after five years of service.
Other workplace recognition received by Schwab includes:
- The Gallup Great Workplace award (2014) for the third consecutive year
- Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality (2014), based on a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign on its annual Corporate Equality Index for the 10th consecutive year
- The Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces (2013)
- Arizona Business Magazine’s Most Admired Companies (2013, 2014)
- The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces (2013)
- The Denver Post Top Workplaces (2013, 2014)
- The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces (2013, 2014)
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces (2013, 2014)
- The Bay Area News Group (SF) Top Workplaces (2013, 2014)
- CareerBuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona (2013, 2014)
- Florida Trend magazine’s Best Companies to Work for in the State of Florida 2013
Additional information about Schwab’s workplace, including career opportunities, is available at aboutschwab.com/work-at-schwab.
At Charles Schwab we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients’ goals with passion and integrity.
Through its operating subsidiaries, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; compliance and trade monitoring solutions; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com.
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