The Charles Schwab Corporation has been named to the 2014 list of top “ Military Friendly Employers”. The Military Friendly Employer ® title is awarded by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. This recognition reflects the emphasis Schwab places on recruiting and training military veterans who are joining or rejoining the workforce. “We want to be known as an employer of choice in the military community,” said Ryan Kosowsky, managing director of talent acquisition, who oversees Schwab’s military recruiting initiative called "Forward March: Taking the Next Step with Schwab." Kosowsky, who left active service in the U.S. Army as a major in 2012, has had a 15-year career in the military and today serves in the Arizona Army National Guard in addition to his role at Schwab. “Military veterans and reservists are among our ideal job candidates,” Kosowsky said. “They share so many of our values and acclimate well into the culture of service that exists at Schwab, bringing qualities like devotion to teamwork, discipline and proven leadership skills.” Companies competed for the Military Friendly Employer title via a survey of over 5,000 companies with resulting survey data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service. Now in its 11th year, Military Friendly Employers ® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board. Along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers, Schwab will be showcased in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com Schwab is also a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, which is a coalition of 123 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. Together, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have already hired 92,869 veterans and have now doubled their commitment and plan to hire a total of 200,000 by 2020. For more information, visit JobsMission.com. Schwab Workplace 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 & 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 recent workplace recognition received by Schwab includes:
- The Gallup Great Workplace award (2013) for the second consecutive year.
- The Denver Post Top Workplaces 2013
- The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces 2013
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces 2013
- The Bay Area News Group (SF) Top Workplaces 2013
- CareerBuilder Best Companies to Work for in Arizona 2013
- Florida Trend magazine’s Best Companies to Work for in the State of Florida 2013
- Military Times Edge magazine “Best for Vets” (2013) for the fourth consecutive year
- “Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies” in the August 2013 issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine for the second consecutive year
- Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality (2013), based on a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign on its annual Corporate Equality Index for the ninth consecutive year