100k Jobs Mission Employer Profile: Ernst & Young

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Company Profile:

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. Their 175,000 people are united by their shared values, which motivate their employees worldwide. The company is the result of a merger between two investing companies, formed by Arthur Young and AC Ernst. Both Young and Ernst were innovators and appreciated the importance of quality in their work. Ernst pioneered the idea that accounting information could be used to make business decisions and make a difference to clients' organizations.

AC Ernst and Arthur Young never met in life, but died within days of each other in 1948. However their philosophies lived on and, in 1989, were brought together when the firms they started combined to create Ernst & Young. The new organization quickly positioned itself on the leading edge of rapid globalization, new business technologies and continuous business change.

Ernst & Young has accumulated an extensive list of awards including Universum World's Most Attractive Employer (2013), DiversityInc magazine's Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2013), and FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work for (2013).

Military Recruiting Programs:

Ernst & Young believes that hiring veterans and providing them with career opportunities is not only good for them, it's good for companies, too. Veterans make great employees — their military experience provides them with leadership skills, confidence and other skills that can cannot be learned in many other places.

Their support of veterans doesn't stop at their office doors — they want to help veterans across the country find employment and succeed in the corporate world. They participate in several think tanks focused on identifying and solving veteran employment issues:

Veterans Advisory Work Group on Employment

  • The Clinton Global Initiative Veterans Employment Working Group
  • The White House Joining Forces/CNAS Working Group on Veteran Employment
  • Veterans Employment Best Practices Summit
  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families

To further their connection with veterans, they build alliances with professional organizations such as Veterans on Wall Street and their clients' internal veterans groups. They also help their own veterans connect and network outside Ernst & Young by encouraging them to participate in corporate mentorship groups such as American Corporate Partners, which provides opportunities for career counseling and networking.

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E&Y Veteran Fact Sheet

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