SEATTLE - Seattle-First National Bank has received an Exemplary Voluntary Efforts Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts to improve job opportunities for minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

At a ceremony last week presided over by Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, the BankAmerica Corp. affiliate was cited for its Native American Pilot Program, which helps develop business, education, and employment opportunities in Washington State; and for the Seafirst Youth Job Program, a long-term commitment to education, employment, and mentoring of more than 140 at-risk youth in the state.

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