Southern Company’s Pledge to Veterans
by Civilian Job News Staff
“Southern Company has a demonstrated record of hiring veterans, guardsmen and reservists,” says Susan Story, Southern Company executive vice president and Southern Company Services president and CEO. “This year 15 percent of our new hires have military experience, and for our new, innovative nuclear units, it’s around 38 percent. We’re actively recruiting from military for the new units and our fleet of operating nuclear facilities in Alabama and Georgia. To that end, we’re a partner in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, are a founding partner of Troops to Energy Jobs and support Joining Forces, a White House initiative. Hiring veterans is the right thing to do – for veterans and the company!”
Troops to Energy Jobs
As a leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company is leading the way in providing military veterans employment in the energy sector. In July of 2011, Southern Company became a founding partner of Troops to Energy Jobs, a program that provides veterans a link to civilian jobs in the energy sector. The company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company values diversity as a true asset and seeks to cultivate a culture of innovation. Veterans bring new perspectives and a can-do attitude that add to diversity and foster creativity. While on active duty, veterans made a commitment to serve, protect and defend the nation. That dedication fits well with the company’s “Southern Style,” which embodies unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment. The company provides opportunities for veterans to continue exhibiting pride, honor and discipline in civilian careers. Further, the company supports guardsmen and reservists who continue service while building a civilian career.
Commitment to Veterans and Customers
Southern Company is focused on energy innovation to deliver safe, clean, reliable and affordable electricity for its customers. In addition to Troops to Energy Jobs, the company is also a Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program partner, pledged to support the Joining Forces initiative and signed an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve statement. Additionally, the company annually participates in more than 30 military recruitment events and partners with military transition centers across the country. To learn more about Southern Company, log onto SouthernCompany.com.
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