Community Impact Awards 2013: Yellow Ribbon Award

Companies that have made a specific effort to employ our returning veterans

By Caitlin Hill


WinnerAPi Group
Construction; New Brighton

 With the support of company owner Lee R. Anderson Sr., APi Group has made employing and supporting veterans part of its company culture. Through the company's Veteran Rotational Program, it's able to assist returning veterans in their transition to civilian life by helping them transfer their military skills into the workplace and identify future potential within the company. Additionally, APi Group company leaders are committed to hiring at least one veteran at each of their 40 sub-contracting companies at more than 200 locations each year.


Parsons Electric
Electrical services; Minneapolis

Parsons Electric prides itself on providing a welcoming workplace for returning veterans. From making up salary differentials for deployed service members to assisting with health care plans so that families don't have to change doctors, Parsons is dedicated to supporting its veterans. "We are very grateful for the service our veterans have provided to our country, and we want to encourage them by making the transition a bit more tolerable for them and their families," says president and CEO Joel Moryn.

U.S. Bank
Banking; Minneapolis

U.S. Bank is dedicated to supporting and employing veterans both nation- and state-wide. With the implementation of its Bankers and Boots program, the company hopes to hire at least 1,000 veterans by the end of 2013. Employing veterans "is more than the right thing to do," says HR recruiting director Chris Hill. "There's a number of intangible skill sets that a military member can bring into the corporate environment here and be successful."

[View the full list of 2013 Community Impact Award winners and finalists]