Fifth Third Bank Provides $100,000 in Job Coaching Scholarships for Veterans; Announces Fall Programming to Honor and Support Past and Present Military

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its annual fall programming to support and honor veterans,
active duty U.S. military, reservists and their family members, Fifth
Third Bank today announced that it will fund $100,000 worth of full job
coaching scholarships for veterans seeking help transitioning into a
civilian career.

The scholarships provide eight weeks of personalized job coaching with a
military job specialist at NextJob, a national reemployment solutions
company. The scholarships, worth $1,000 each, will be available on a
first-come, first-serve basis to the first 100 U.S. military members,
veterans and their spouses, who visit
to access the Job Seeker’s Toolkit and complete enrollment. Fifth Third
and NextJob are pleased to once again open access to the Toolkit,
NextJob’s proprietary online job search modules, for free to all former
and current military this year. The scholarship contest and Toolkit
access are available from October 15, 2015 – December 31, 2015. Once
registered, access to the Job Seeker’s Toolkit continues for up to 39

“Members of the military face unique challenges making the change from
the military into civilian life,” said Kathy Malone, a 26-year
Navy veteran and career coach, who leads the military job coach team at
NextJob. “Personalized job coaching is proven to be highly-effective in
helping bridge the gaps that exist for military members during the
transition, including identifying transferable skills, crafting a
marketable resume and aligning expectations about a civilian career. Our
team has years of experience in helping servicemen and women and we
consider it a privilege to continue to serve them in the next phase of
their lives.”

“If it weren’t for Kathy Malone, my NextJob military transition coach, I
would not be where I am today,” said Joe Scherrer, retired Air
Force Colonel and president of The Leadership Crucible. “After deciding
to retire after a 24-year Air Force career, I wanted to create a ‘soft
landing’ for myself and my family while also balancing my
responsibilities as a Colonel and cyberspace operations wing commander.
Frankly, except for sports, I was skeptical of any kind of coaching, but
Kathy quickly dispelled my misgivings. She opened my eyes to
opportunities I would not otherwise have seen. As a result, I set to
work building a post-Air Force life around who I was, what I was good at
and the contribution I wanted to make.”

To access the Job Seeker’s Toolkit and be eligible for one of the 100
scholarships, all current and former military members and their spouses
should visit
and click on the “Veterans Job Training and Coaching Scholarships” box.

In addition to its focus on employment, Fifth Third’s support of
veterans includes the delivery of military- and veteran-focused
financial products and services. Around the occasion of Veteran’s Day,
Fifth Third’s regions also:

  • Honor Veterans: Fifth Third organizes fundraising and
    commemorative events that recognize service of veterans and
    active-duty military;
  • Provides Community-Based Housing Support: Employees help
    rebuild veterans’ homes and the Bank provides resources for the
    establishment of those homes;
  • Education: Fifth Third assists with educational needs,
    including job training, scholarship assistance and financial

An overview of Fifth Third’s efforts to support veterans in available at,
including access to the Job Seeker’s Toolkit and links to be qualified
for the 100 available job coaching scholarships. The Company’s veterans’
initiatives are part of Fifth Third’s long-standing commitment to
supporting the communities we serve. More about our community commitment
can be found in the Bank’s Corporate
Social Responsibility Report

About NextJob:

Headquartered in Bend,Ore., NextJob is a nationwide outplacement firm
focused on full employment in America. Centered on the Golden Rule, its
mission is to provide creative reemployment solutions for employers,
lenders, government and others to help job seekers land jobs and avoid
the many impacts of unemployment. NextJob’s service provides high
quality, one-on-one job coaching and multimedia online learning that is
highly effective, affordable and accountable. To learn more, visit

About Fifth Third:

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $142 billion in
assets and operates 1,299 full-service Banking Centers, including 101
Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery
stores and 2,630 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois,
Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and
North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial
Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors.
Fifth Third also has a 22.8 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC.
Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as
of June 30, 2015, had $304 billion in assets under care, of which it
managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit
organizations. Investor
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Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market
under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858.
Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender .

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Fifth Third Veterans Scholarship
Program begins at 12:00:00 AM ET on 10/15/15 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET
on 12/31/15. Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18
years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited. For
complete Official Rules, go to
and click on the contest link. See Official Rules for entry
instructions, prize details, restrictions, etc. Sponsor: Fifth Third

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Fifth Third Bank
Stacie Haas, 513-534-5113