This Veterans Day, U.S. Bank said it has hired 2,300 veterans nationwide, surpassing its military hiring goal for 2012.
“U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “Veterans bring valuable leadership skills to their organization, with experience and perspective that strengthens our company.”
U.S. Bank has been recognized for a second year by G.I. Jobs as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer, which highlights companies for the strength of their military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service and policies toward providing exemplary benefits for employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. The ranking is featured in the magazine’s December issue and online at www.gijobs.com.
U.S. Veterans Magazine also listed U.S. Bank on its 2012 Best of the Best: Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans. The survey results are published in the November 2012 special Veterans Day edition.
U.S. Bank achieved its hiring goals by implementing several recruiting and training programs specifically for veterans through its Proud to Serve program. In 2011, U.S. Bank launched a Military Leadership Development Program, which resulted in several veterans successfully transitioning into leadership positions in the bank in Seattle and San Diego. The Military LDP is expanding to include Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., in 2013.
U.S. Bank enhanced its human resource policies for veterans in 2012, including offering employees up to two weeks paid leave to cover time they would otherwise take off unpaid, per state or federal law, in connection with a family member’s military service. Depending on state laws, the time can be taken not only with the deployment of a child, parent or spouse, but may be available to extended family as well.