SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been designated as a 2015 Top-100 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine and Military Spouse Magazine. This is the third consecutive year, and the fourth time overall, that the utility has been recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The annual rankings are based on the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with previous military service, retention programs and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
PG&E will be featured along with other 2015 Military Friendly employers in the December edition of G.I. Jobs Magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com.
PG&E is committed to training veterans for today's energy industry jobs through its PowerPathway™ career workforce training program. More than 250 veterans have graduated from PowerPathway over the course of the program's five years, with 100 graduates in 2013 alone. More than 100 veteran program graduates have been hired by PG&E. Since 2010, veterans have comprised seven percent of PG&E's new hires.
PG&E also established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) in 2011. The ERG's goal is to educate, support and develop PG&E employees with military experience, as well as their supporters. Now in its third year, more than 1,000 employees have joined the group. Membership in the Veterans ERG is open to all full-time employees.
"We're honored to have been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the third straight year," said John Simon, PG&E senior vice president of human resources. "Veterans have the training and skills we require. We know the return on investment. We're proud to provide veterans a path to energy careers through our PowerPathway program. And when they become employees, we offer lasting support and encouragement through our Veterans Employee Resource Group. Veterans are invaluable members of the PG&E family and will always be for generations."
The Military Friendly Employers list is now in its 12th year and is recognized as the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.
PG&E's company profile can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.
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