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Wednesday July 29 2020

Bank Forward Signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve Members

Pictured: John Peterson, Bank Forward Executive CPA and former Sergeant with the Military Police in the North Dakota National Guard, with ESGR representative Dave Johnston.

At a recent ceremony, Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Invest Forward, and Tax Forward were recognized for signing the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support pledging their support for employees serving in the military.

The Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military.

“We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of our military service members and veterans,” Tom Watson, Bank Forward President, says. “The freedoms we enjoy are not possible without members of the military. We are honored to sign this Statement of Support, which demonstrates our commitment to hiring military service members and veterans, and fostering a positive work environment for them.”

Companies that have signed the Statement of Support pledge to:

  • Recognize, honor, and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Provide managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve
  • Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills Service members bring to the workforce and encourage the opportunity to hire active military, reservists and veterans
  • Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, crises and war

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