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WASHINGTON, DC

JLL Demonstrates Support for National Guard and Reserve Employees

Greg O’Brien, CEO of JLL Americas, Signs ESGR Statement of Support


Washington, DC, September 21, 2015 – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced Greg O’Brien signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on September 21, 2015. O’Brien signed the pledge in a ceremony at the JLL in Washington, DC and was joined by Alex Baird, ESGR Acting Executive Director. 

The Statement of Support confirms JLL joins other employers in pledging:

  • We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).  
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. 
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

“Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support. The intent of this program is to increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military,” said Baird. “JLL is setting a high standard for all professional services firms to follow by providing above and beyond support of the nation’s veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve.”

“JLL is an employer that promotes and values the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all Veterans,” said Greg O’Brien, CEO, The Americas, JLL.  “Our Veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists bring strong leadership skills, and dedication to our team and our clients. We are proud to have them as a vibrant part of JLL.”

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

About ESGR
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense Office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service.  ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. 
 
More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.