Charles Schwab Earns 2014 Military-Friendly Employer® Title

Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 pm PST



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"Military veterans and reservists are among our ideal job candidates"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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

Along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers, Schwab will be showcased in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at

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

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:

Additional information about Schwab’s workplace, including career opportunities, is available at

About 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.

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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,, 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 and

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