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PG&E Ranked Among Top-100 Military Friendly Employers and Named a Military Spouse Friendly Employer

11/10/2015

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time overall, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was designated as a Top-100 Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine. In addition, the utility was named for the first time as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer® by Military Spouse Magazine.

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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.

“We are honored to receive this recognition of our ongoing programs to support military veterans and our employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Our efforts to hire, train and retain these individuals improve the lives of our veterans, strengthen our company, and make our communities better places to live,” said PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley.

PG&E will be featured along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December edition of G.I. Jobs Magazine, as well as the January 2016 issue of Military Spouse 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. Nearly 800 people have graduated—including 400 veterans—over the course of the program’s seven years. More than 80 percent of graduates have been hired by PG&E or others in the utility industry.

PowerPathway has received national recognition for its efforts in training veterans for a civilian career. For example, Vice President Joe Biden highlighted the program during a visit to a veterans-only training class in Oakland earlier this year. The utility also earned the Faraday Award at this year’s Electric Power Conference for its success with PowerPathway. In addition, the program recently graduated its first active military member.

In late October, PG&E recognized its initial direct-to-hire PowerPathway class for customer service representatives. The class, consisting solely of 17 veterans, was held in Fresno as part of the company’s initiative to address the area’s long-term unemployment situation.

In addition, PG&E recently announced plans for the first-ever PowerPathway program for active-duty service members. The training session will be held during the first quarter of 2016 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), a U.S. Army-U.S. Air Force base located south of Tacoma, Wash.

PG&E’s support of veterans dates back to World War I. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) honored PG&E this year for its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. In June, PG&E unveiled the “1,000 Careers Project.” This long-term career hiring program has the goal of hiring 1,000 veterans into PG&E careers over the next eight years.

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 fourth year, more than 1,000 employees have joined the group. Membership in the Veterans ERG is open to all full-time employees.

The Military Friendly Employers list is now in its 13th 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.

About PG&E

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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