CHESTER, Pa., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company, was recognized with the Ideal Employer Award by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia for its participation in the 2011 Social Impact Campaign that provides a variety of career training programs to help individuals in a challenging job market — demonstrating the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility and community development.
As part of the campaign, which ran from July 2011 until January 2012, Power employees volunteered their time to provide job-training services to the clients of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, a multi-service agency serving Philadelphians living in impoverished neighborhoods. Their training program works with individuals who are developing the skills they need to be competitive for jobs in traditional and emerging clean industries.
"We were honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Social Impact Campaign and contribute to the local community by helping job seekers feel more prepared and confident in their abilities," said Jeff Kaliner, Power's Founding Partner. "At Power, we place a significant emphasis on professional development and management training and believe that any individual can have a successful career with the right amount of dedication and by seeking out opportunities to enhance their skills."
Power's Talent Acquisition team hosted several mock interview sessions with Federation students in South Philadelphia and at Power's headquarters in Chester. Power employees spent time running through various interview scenarios and providing insight and recommendations, listening to student aspirations and goals, and sharing their personal experience and advice on how to begin and sustain a successful career.
Kate Houstoun, Managing Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, added, "When you see the numbers, you know something special is happening at Power — 98 percent of their company management began their careers at the entry-level. Staff at all levels of the company were exuberant in classroom presentations, not just about their careers at Power, but about the company's future as a whole. This really resonates with us at the Sustainable Business Network and we were pleased to give them the Ideal Employer award, recognizing their outstanding contributions to our Social Impact Campaign."
Power is currently hiring for positions in each of the company's locations. The company offers a generous compensation model, highly competitive benefits, in-depth training and professional development initiatives and many employee perks. To learn about careers at Power, visit PowerHRG.com/Recruiting.
About Power Home Remodeling Group
Family-owned since 1992, Power Home Remodeling Group is the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company with more than 1,100 employees and $135 million in sales. Headquartered in Chester, Pa., Power provides energy-saving and environmentally friendly exterior remodeling solutions to residents on the East Coast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. An Inc. 5000 company, Power has served more than 50,000 homeowners and is recognized as a home improvement leader by its "Dealer of the Year" award from Window and Door Magazine and the 2011 "Top Workplace" from The Philadelphia Inquirer. For more information please visit PowerHRG.com, or follow the company on Twitter @PowerHRG and Facebook at facebook.com/PowerHRG.
SOURCE Power Home Remodeling Group