Dominion support for military receives more accolades


dominion virginia powerDominion, an award-winning military employer, continues to earn recognition for its strong support of active military, veterans and retired military through its job hiring practices and supportive work environment for military service members.

“Dominion is built on a proud legacy of public service, community involvement and workplace safety,” said Thomas F. Farrell, II, Chairman, President and CEO of Dominion Resources, Inc. “Military personnel bring with them the same values and work ethic. Their skills, talent, focus on safety and dedication to their craft are a perfect fit for our company.”

The most recent recognition is the “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves, or ESGR, Extraordinary Employer Support Award.” This Department of Defense award recognizes sustained employer support of the National Guard and Reserve service by prior recipients of the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, of which Dominion won in 2008.

The company will accept the honor at the Virginia ESGR Awards Banquet on April 23 in Richmond, Va.

Additionally, Military Times announced that Dominion, for the seventh year in a row, is listed second among energy companies in the “75 Best for Vets: Employers 2016” rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times andMarine Corps Times evaluated company culture and policies that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring their survey. The survey is a 90-question analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

Dominion was a founding partner in the national Troops to Energy Jobs program, which helps military members to successfully transition to rewarding careers in the energy industry. The company also established the Dominion Veterans Network – an internal employee resource group that supports the veteran community through volunteerism and their efforts to identify qualified service members for careers at Dominion.

Currently, one in five Dominion new hires is a veteran, and about 10 percent of the company’s more than 15,000 employees are veterans.

Dominion has received numerous awards for military support over the years, including G.I. Jobs Magazine Top 100 Military Friendly Employer, Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers, and U.S. and Veterans Magazine Best of the Best.

Watch a video of a veteran’s successful transition to Dominion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25cE3NAu_LM



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