U.S. Bank has surpassed its military hiring goal for 2012, in time to
mark the Veterans Day holiday. U.S. Bank now employs more than 2,300
veterans nationwide, and continues in its efforts to recruit veterans.
“U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans,
active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis,
chairman, president and chief executive officer 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. We honor them and all who serve on Veterans Day and every day,
for their commitment to our country and protection of our freedom.”
In addition, this is the second consecutive year that U.S. Bank has been
recognized 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.
Also, U.S. Veterans Magazine 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. Last June,
Military Times magazine named U.S. Bank as one of just 39 companies in
its Best of Vets annual survey.
U.S. Bank achieved its hiring goals by implementing several recruiting
and training programs specifically for veterans through its Proud to
Serve program (http://proudtoserve.usbank.com).
In 2011, U.S. Bank launched a Military Leadership Development Program,
which has 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 HR 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.
U.S. Bank continued 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 that is staffed
with bankers familiar with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The
Military Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to
midnight Eastern Time, with back-up support from U.S. Bank 24-hour
banking during off hours.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $352 billion in
assets as of September 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank
National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United
States. The Company operates 3,086 banking offices in 25 states and
5,080 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to
consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees
are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the
company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor
bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.