Bank adds 1,114 veterans to its roster since Jan. 1, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2013--
U.S. Bank has surpassed its goal of hiring 1,000 military veterans since
January 1, 2012, in time to mark the Veterans Day holiday. So far, U.S.
Bank has added 1,114 veterans to its roster since Jan. 1, 2012, and now
employs approximately 2,000 veterans nationwide.
“I am extremely proud of the success of our hiring program and of the
efforts of everyone who helped recruit veterans,” said Richard Davis,
chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent
company of U.S. Bank. “Every veteran we hire brings a strong work ethic
and wealth of skills to his or her job. U.S. Bank is a better company
because of our veterans, including employees who serve in the National
Guard and Reserve. It’s an honor to have them on board, and we thank
them for their service to our country and for protecting our freedom.”
U.S. Bank achieved its hiring goals through an aggressive campaign
supported by executive leadership and hiring managers across the
company. In addition, U.S. Bank has implemented several recruiting and
training programs specifically for veterans through its Proud to Serve
In 2011, U.S. Bank launched a Military Leader Development Program. In
2012, it enhanced its HR policies, including offering newly hired
veterans extra paid time off to participate in re-integration activities
or attend to service-related medical issues. U.S. Bank’s industry
leading military leave policies exceed state and federal standards.
U.S. Bank has created a variety of financial education products
specifically for customers serving in the military and their families.
In addition, U.S. Bank continues to offer customers special support
through the U.S. Bank Military Service Center (1-800-934-9555), a
dedicated customer service line for military members and their families
staffed with bankers familiar with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
U.S. Bank has been recognized for its hiring efforts and for being
military friendly. Accolades include being named a 2013 Secretary of
Defense Employer Support Freedom Award winner, and Military Times
magazine naming the bank to its “Best of Vets: Employers” list in 2013,
the fourth year on the list. In addition, G.I. Jobs magazine named U.S.
Bank to its “Top 100-Military Friendly Employers” list for 2012 and
2013, and U.S. Veterans Magazine named the bank to its list of “Top 100
Veteran-Friendly Companies” in 2012 and 2013.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $361 billion in assets
as of September 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th
largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,088
banking offices in 25 states and 4,937 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and
payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bancorp
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