PG&E Ranked Among Top-100 Military-Friendly Employers
Second Straight Year G.I. Magazine Honors Utility For Its Commitment To
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E) has been designated as a 2014 Top-100 Military Friendly Employer® by
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine. This is the second consecutive
year, and the third time overall, that the utility has been recognized by the
publication. 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
PG&E was one of more than 5,000 companies who competed for the honor. PG&E
will be featured, along with the other 2014 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 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. In two years, more than 700 employees
have joined the group, which is open to all employees, regardless of veteran
"We are honored to have been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the second
straight year," said John Simon, PG&E senior vice president of human
resources. "PG&E values what the military service imparts on veterans,
including their innovative spirit, team-first mentality and the technical
skills they've developed. 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
The Top-100 Military Friendly Employers list is now in its 11^th year and is
recognized as the premier resource for transitioning service members and
spouses seeking civilian employment. The list was compiled from a data-driven
survey independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP. Criteria for the survey
included a benchmark score across key programs and policies.
PG&E's company profile, including open positions that are a fit for military
personnel, 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 20,000 employees, the company
delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern
and Central California. For more information, visit
http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.
About Victory Media
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine, is a service-disabled,
veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. Our
Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com.
Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and
Vetrepreneur magazines and republished in periodicals such as USA Today, The
Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week. Our
publications are frequently cited on national television networks such as CNN,
CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others. Follow Military Friendly on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/MilitaryFriendly) and on Twitter (@Mil_Friendly).
SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Contact: PG&E Corporate Relations - (415) 973-5930, BP Media Relations, LLC,
Barbara Pflughaupt, Barbara@bpmediarelations.com, (212) 707- 8181, or Judee
Cohen, Judithdeecohen@gmail.com, (917) 721-0663
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