U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer


G.I. Jobs Magazine named U.S. Bank one of the nation’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 Military Friendly Employers® represent those companies with the strongest military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The ranking is featured in the December issue of the magazine and online at www.militaryfriendly.com.

“I am proud and honored that U.S. Bank is being recognized again by G.I. Jobs for being a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank.

“Seven years ago we developed Proud to Serve, which helps service members identify areas at U.S. Bank where their skills and interests might be a match. We continue to reach out to veterans and those serving in the Guard and Reserve through our Bankers in Boots recruiting program. We also provide resources to help them and their families to help ease the transition to civilian life.”

In addition to its Proud to Serve program (proudtoserve.usbank.com), the bank operates a Military Leader Development Program; offers newly hired veterans extra paid time off to participate in re-integration activities or attend to service-related medical issues; offers eligible employees up to two weeks paid leave in connection with a family member’s military service; and operates the U.S. Bank Military Service Center, a dedicated customer service line for military members and their families. The center is staffed with bankers familiar with the Service members Civil Relief Act, as well as the unique financial circumstances faced by members of the military and their families.

Approximately 2,000 U.S. Bank employees are veterans, including National Guard and Reserve members. U.S. Bank has been recognized for its hiring efforts and military friendly culture. In 2013, U.S. Bank received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Military Times magazine named the bank to its “Best of Vets: Employers” list in 2014, the fifth year on the list, and U.S. Veterans Magazine named the bank to its list of “Top 100 Veteran-Friendly Companies” in 2012, 2013 and 2014.