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Become an Employer Group with People First

Your employees want perks. People First delivers. Partnering with us benefits both you and your team.
Being an Employer Group with People First provides access to a FREE Financial Wellness Benefit for your organization’s employees. Your team will have access to our great products, services, and financial wellness tools at no cost to them or your company.
Empower your workforce with financial freedom today.

Become an Employer Group with People First

Why offer Financial Benefits to Employees?

To attract and retain talent in today’s competitive market, it’s critical to offer benefits that fill important needs. Harvard Business Review’s1 “9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024 and Beyond” states that only 24% of employees rate their financial well-being favorably. That’s a resounding 76% of the workforce left in financial strain! With that in mind, it comes as no surprise to learn that Gallup2 discovered pay and well-being the top two deciding factors in accepting job offers based on a conducted study.

According to the BrightPlan3 survey held in 2023, financial stress reduces workplace productivity by 48%. On average, employees lose over a day of work per week due to financial stress, costing U.S. employers nearly $200 billion annually.

It’s clear that today’s workforce is financially focused. Your organization can help by providing a Financial Wellness Benefit. This benefit includes budgeting and credit education, guided investing, free accounts, cash bonuses on new accounts, programs designed to establish or rebuild credit, and more! The financial well-being of your employees directly impacts your organization’s overall success either through turnover or productivity. People First prioritizes improving members’ lives by focusing on their financial wellness. Our members come first, and their financial journey is our priority. Together, we can achieve more.

Enhancing existing benefit packages with a Financial Wellness program adds value and provides your employees with the financial education, tools, and services to help take their money further!

Incentives For Employees

People First offers various products and services to help guide your employees on a personalized financial journey toward freedom. We provide the necessary tools and education to empower them to forge their path towards financial independence.

Partnering with People First!

As a not-for-profit organization, we prioritize exceptional service and affordable products, focusing on member well-being rather than profits. Partnering with us means belonging to a cooperative where members come first, ensuring a fulfilling banking experience.

Becoming an Employer Group with us allows your company to expand its employee benefits package at no cost and with no strings attached! These fantastic benefits are designed to be offered to your employees. People First doesn’t require your organization to hold business accounts with us to provide your team with this FREE Financial Wellness benefit. However, if you would like to speak to one of our skilled Business Bankers to learn more about our various business solutions, we would be happy to help with any of those needs as well!

Joining People First is FREE and EASY and a great way to provide solutions related around financial stress to your workforce. With a community of over 70,000 members, People First has a wide range of competitive financial services designed to support our Employer Groups and their employees.

Incentives For Employer Groups

People First strives to provide the right tools to gain financial independence. We are always thinking of ways to make an already great benefit better! Some of those benefits include:


People First will host financial wellness events around topics to promote financial health to your employees. Lunch-N-Learn events can be customized to your employees’ needs.

Onsite or Virtual Visits

A member of our team will be available to attend new employee orientations, onsite membership enrollment sessions, or events.

Supporting Materials

Product brochures, membership packets, and flyers will be provided for your breakrooms and onboarding packets.


Every year People First holds an annual golf tournament benefiting a nonprofit partner. We also host donation drives throughout the year for various purposes at our 9 branches throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Local Business Spotlights

We love bragging about the companies we partner with! If you would like to have a spotlight on our social media channels, let us know and our Marketing Team would be happy to connect with you.

Cash Bonuses

People First offers exclusive cash bonuses for new accounts through our Employer Group relationships and a Refer-A-Friend incentive program.

Great Rates

Employees receive a People First membership at no cost or liability to your organization. With our low rates, high-yield savings account, direct deposit, and financial literacy tools, your employees will be on their way to financial freedom.

Financial Wellness

We offer debt consolidation and First Step Accounts to those in need of rebuilding credit or looking to start building credit. In addition to our great lunch-n-learn subjects, our website offers a platform of financial wellness resources.

Hometown Heroes

For organizations in certain fields like: medical, public law enforcement, education, and first responders (including support and administration roles) we provide special programming to thank you for your services to our community.

In today’s competitive market, finding no-cost benefits is rare. Partner with us and experience the difference firsthand. People First is proud to support the communities we serve through our various initiatives, including our annual golf tournament, donation drives, and supporting many great local nonprofits throughout the region. Through these initiatives and more, People First remains steadfast in our commitment to making our communities stronger, healthier, and more vibrant for all.

We look forward to welcoming you as a partner into our Growing community and demonstrating our dedication to helping improve overall financial wellness.

Join Today!

Becoming an Employer Group Partner is open to any business with operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and West Virginia. Companies headquartered in these states can offer our benefits to all their employees – no matter where in the world they’re located! There are two ways to start the process:

Submit an Application

Do you represent an organization that wants to become an Employer Group Partner? Our application process is simple and easy! Click below and apply to join our field of membership today.

Contact a People First Team Member

Still have questions? Want to learn more? Click the link below and send us an email. One of our People First team members will reach out to you!


1 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024 and Beyond (

2 The Top 6 Things Employees Want in Their Next Job (

3 PR Newswire published an article: New Study: 64% of Workers Say Financial Stress Has Impacted Relationships and Nearly Three-Quarters Have Passed Up Social Opportunities Due to It.