Our entire firm is committed to instigating social impact by addressing the issues facing the men and women who have served our country. One of the biggest issues facing our military veterans is the high level of veteran unemployment. Not only do we want to draw attention to this issue, but we are determined to set precedent for prospective employers of veterans. We are convinced the core of any company can be strengthened when staffed with military veterans.
Employment Opportunities for Veterans
After over ten years of battlefield deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other fronts to fight the War on Terror, the number of service-disabled veterans has expanded rapidly. Unemployment among returning veterans is nearly triple the national average. Academy Securities is committed to helping veterans transition their substantial military work ethic, initiative, leadership experience, and operational discipline to the private sector.
Opportunities at Academy
We encourage veteran applicants to apply for every open position at Academy; open positions may be found on our Careers page. If Academy is unable to hire a veteran applicant, the firm will attempt to assist the veteran in finding the resources they need to find meaningful employment that best fits needs, skill sets and aspirations.
Veteran Training Initiatives
One of the greatest challenges veterans face when returning home is a lack of “understanding” from employers. Employers need to increase their understanding of the unique and diverse experience of veterans to properly evaluate their contribution to any organization. The military culture produces driven and self-motivated individuals who respond to an increased “understanding” and opportunity rather than any form of charity or a handout. Working in conjunction with JP Morgan, Academy Securities is developing a training platform to help veterans transition into the world of financial services.
Support of Non-Profit Organizations Dedicated to the Employment of Veterans
Academy Securities works with and supports the following organizations which are dedicated to the employment and empowerment of veterans:
- Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) and Women Veterans on Wall Street (wVOWS): an initiative dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry.
- 100,000 Jobs Initiative: an initiative dedicated to bridge the opportunity divide for 5.5 million Americans, age 16-24, who are out of school and not working.
- Folds of Honor: An organization dedicated since 2007 to help bridge the financial gap of the more than one million dependents adversely affected by war by providing scholarships to the children and spouses of those killed or disabled while serving our nation.
- Wounded Warriors Battalion West: a military organization located on Camp Pendleton in San Diego that provides disabled service members with educational programs and other assistance in transitioning to the civilian work force
- NextGen Vets: is a 501(c) (3) providing professional assessments and structured employment introductions to post 9-11 veterans and disabled veterans. NextGen Vets helps veterans identify, prepare for, and find placement in meaningful, demanding, well-compensated management and executive level jobs.
- Seal Legacy Foundation: is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational assistance and support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs.
- Team Rubicon: is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization which helps veterans find renewed meaning and community by allowing them to continue their public service during humanitarian and disaster response missions.