Ameren Corporation has been named as one of the top 100 military-friendly employers by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The announcement will be featured in the magazine’s December 2009 issue.
G.I. Jobs provides tips, training and other career opportunities for veterans and military personnel transitioning back into civilian life. The magazine analyzed the benefits of more than 5,000 companies, ranking those selected in the top two percentile of employers nationwide. The ranking was created based on the strength of military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, and company policies toward national guard and reserve service.
“We are very pleased to receive this honor,” says Thomas R. Voss, Ameren President and CEO. “Ameren is proud of its long history of hiring military veterans who are interested in working for one of the largest utilities in the Midwest.”
Ameren’s military recruiting strategy includes nationwide events from base visits to career fairs and multiple online resources. The company also provides security and support to reservists and their families through continued benefits when reservists are called to active duty.
Approximately 599 of Ameren’s 9,700 active employees have served in the military, with nine percent of those employees hired within the past year. In addition, Ameren’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., is also the historic site of the creation of the American Legion over 90 years ago.
“In accepting this honor, Ameren would like to acknowledge the strength and bravery of all veterans throughout our company,” says Voss.
With assets of over $24 billion, Ameren serves approximately 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area of Missouri and Illinois. Ameren owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in its Midwest market with a generating capacity of more than 16,300 megawatts.
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