Companies finalists for workplace recognition

Two Grand Junction firms and a Western Slope bank are among the finalists for annual awards honoring the best companies to work for in Colorado.

JG Management Systems and SOS Staffing Services are among the finalists for companies with 25 to 99 employees. Alpine Bank is among the finalists for companies with 250 employees or more.

A total of 31 companies in three categories are finalists for the awards. The rankings are scheduled to be announced July 30 at an awards luncheon at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield.

Headquartered in Grand Junction, JG Management Systems offers a range of assessment, engineering and planning services, mostly to government agencies.

The Grand Junction offices of SOS Staffing Services are part of a network of more than 120 offices across the United States that provides a variety of staffing and work force services.

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 37 locations across Western Colorado and serves a total of nearly 100,000 customers.

Now in its fifth year, the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado awards program is a collaborative effort of ColoradoBiz Magazine; ModernThink;; and the Colorado State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and its chapters in the state, including the Western Colorado Human Resource Association.

The awards program honors companies that demonstrate dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life and attract and retain talented workers. The program is modeled after the Fortune Magazine program honoring the 100 best companies to work for in America

ModernThink conducts a

two-part assessment of participating companies that involves surveys of employers and employees. Information from the surveys is combined to determine strengths and opportunities.