The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an operational committee for the Department of Defense, selected Zions Bank as a semifinalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Zions is one of 138 semifinalists chosen from among 2,899 employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve employee.
The Freedom Award gives the service members an opportunity to recognize civilian employers that support their service.
The semifinalists assist Guard and Reserve employees through initiatives including setting veteran hiring goals, establishing military employee liaisons and providing child care for deployed employees.
The committee will announce the award finalists this month after a review board selects the 30 most supportive employers.
A ceremony will be held this September in Washington, D.C., to present awards to up to 15 recipients.