Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase and Executive Chair of the New York Jobs CEO Council Speaks at Queens College

–Queens native, Jamie Dimon joins Queens College President Frank H. Wu for a fireside chat as part of the New York Jobs CEO Council’s CEO Speaker Series–

Flushing, NY, March 13, 2024—Jamie Dimon, visited his native borough on March 11 to address over 200 Queens College students and faculty. CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and Executive Director of the New York Jobs CEO Council (Jobs Council), Kiersten Barnet joined the stage to kick off the event before Queens College President Frank H. Wu sat down for a fireside chat with Jamie Dimon. The two discussed leadership, talent development, and the collaboration needed between the public and private sectors to drive job creation.

“Opportunities are not always granted to those who really need them,” said Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon. “We have the responsibility to ensure that students, especially from under-resourced communities, have the access to learn the in-demand skills needed to land them a job after graduation.”

Launched in 2020, Jobs Council represents the commitment of CEOs of the largest employers in New York to support jobseekers access family-sustaining jobs. These leaders collectively pledged to hire 100,000 low-income New Yorkers, with a focus on, including 25,000 from the City University of New York (CUNY). Since 2022, the Jobs Council has hired nearly 30,000 jobseekers within the target group, with nearly 6,000 of those from CUNY. The CEO Speaker Series supports this mission, connecting influential business leaders with students and faculty at the City’s public education institution.

“By connecting our students with opportunities that help them launch the careers of their dreams, the New York Jobs CEO Council and its partners have proven to be committed supporters of CUNY and our efforts to drive economic and social mobility for people of all backgrounds,” said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “Together, we are strengthening and diversifying the city’s workforce to lift New York.”

The Jobs Council and Queens College have been working together to better understand what students need to be successful in their job search. With most Fortune 500 companies recruiting their early career talent from internship programs, it has become crucial for students to become better prepared for the workforce early on in their college experience.

“Queens College is a launchpad for extraordinary success stories—a place where we take enormous pride in the fact that many of our students are the first in their families to earn a college degree,” said Queens College President Frank H. Wu. “We are deeply fortunate to partner with the innovative Jobs Council to create opportunities for our students to establish their own bright futures, much like world-renowned financier and Queens native Jamie Dimon.”

“We are collaborating with Queens to increase career focus and industry engagement across the campus through a variety of career awareness efforts and curriculum alignment, with the goal of improving career outcomes for students,” said Executive Director of the New York Jobs CEO Council, Kiersten Barnet. “This partnership will equip Queens College students with the skills and resources that they need to be successful in their career journeys.”

Please click HERE for event photos and HERE for a highlights video.

About the New York Jobs CEO Council
The New York Jobs CEO Council is a nonprofit membership intermediary that works to scale sustainable, market-driven workforce development solutions that benefit both jobseekers and businesses. Led by CEOs of large employers, the Jobs Council is committed to hiring 100,000 low-income New Yorkers, with a focus on communities of color, including 25,000 jobseekers from the City University of New York (CUNY). Jobs Council activities are rooted in the belief that stronger employment outcomes are required to drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth in New York City.Current member companies include: Accenture, AIG, Amazon, American Express, AON, Bank of America, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Citi, ConEdison, Deloitte, EY, Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Mastercard, McKinsey & Co, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Microsoft, Mount Sinai, New York Presbyterian, Northwell Health, PwC, Ralph Lauren, TD Bank, Tishman Speyer, Verizon, Wells Fargo.-30-


Maria Matteo

Media and College Relations