In 2019, FirstEnergy was named a Military Friendly® Employer by the publisher of G.I. Jobs®, Stem Jobs and Military Spouse magazines for the ninth time in 11 years. We proudly employ more than 1,550 veterans across our workforce today – about 10% of our employee population.
Military veterans possess many unique skills and experiences that make them highly qualified candidates for a number of opportunities with FirstEnergy. We deploy recruiting strategies that target military-trained personnel for open positions across the organization. For example, we work with veteran-focused digital media partners, such as Victory Media, to execute targeted outreach campaigns aimed at the veteran population, and with the Center for Energy Workforce Development’s Troops to Energy Jobs campaign, an initiative aimed at promoting the training, hiring and retention of the veteran workforce into key positions within the electric utility industry.