West Slope firms among the best to work for in Colorado

Two Grand Junction firms and a Western Slope bank are ranked among the best companies to work for in Colorado, according to the latest results of an annual awards program.
JG Management Systems ranked third and SOS Staffing Services ranked 14th among small companies with 25 to 99 employees. Alpine Bank ranked ninth among large companies with 250 employees or more. In addition, Blizzard Internet Marketing Services in Glenwood Springs came in 13th among small companies.
A total of 31 companies in three size categories were selected as finalists in a program that honors companies that demonstrate dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life as well as attract and retain talented workers.
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 workforce services.
Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 37 locations across Western Colorado and serves a total of nearly 100,000 customers.
Blizzard Internet Marketing offers Internet marketing services to the hospitality, travel and tourism industry.
The Best Companies to Work For in Colorado awards program is a collaborative effort of ColoradoBiz Magazine; ModernThink; Jobing.inc; 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.
ModernThink conducted a two-part assessment of participating companies that involved surveys of employers and employees. Information from the surveys was combined to determine strengths and opportunities