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Navient boards Battleship New Jersey for veterans job fair on Sept. 16

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, will join more than 40 local employers to participate in the Philly Veterans Career Fair aboard the Battleship New Jersey located at 100 Clinton St. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The career fair is open to all active duty service members, veterans and military spouses.

Sponsored by Veteran Recruiting and Penn Mutual, the event supports the Philly Veterans Jobs Initiative, which aims to help at least 2,000 Greater Philadelphia veterans find employment by 2017.

"Navient is looking to hire more veterans because of their proven work ethic and discipline to get the job done," said Maureen Murphy, senior director, Navient.

Navient seeks to fill positions in audit, accounting, legal, collections and operations. In the Greater Philadelphia area, the company employs about 1000 full-time employees at its Delaware and New Jersey offices.

Representatives from the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network will also be available with information about resources to help veterans excel in the job market, including résumé writing and job interview tips.

Navient is committed to increasing opportunities for the nation's veterans. Navient is a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies that have pledged to hire more veterans. In addition, Navient hosts a Veterans Resource Group, an employee-led talent development program to support military veterans and their careers.

In 2012, the company also established a special customer service team to serve military members with Navient-serviced student loans. Military customers and their families can call the dedicated toll-free number at 855-284-4879, send an email to militarybenefits@navient.com, or visit the website at www.navient.com/military.

Job seekers who are interested in attending are encouraged to register for the event.

For more information about jobs at Navient, visit jobs.navient.com.

About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com.

CONTACT: Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, nikki.lavoie@navient.com

Source:Navient