This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Xcel Energy Recognized For Military Hiring Practices

Stocks in this article: XEL

MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcel Energy was recently recognized as a 2013 winner of the Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com for its efforts in hiring military personnel. CivilianJobs.com helps U.S. military personnel connect with civilian careers.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130312/LA75651LOGO)

MVEs are selected annually based on employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.

"Xcel Energy's efforts to attract military veterans has proven successful for both the company and our employees," said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy. "We value the skills, commitment and diversity that our veterans bring to the workplace. Their contributions are vital to our company's achievements."

Qualities exhibited by military-experienced employees include the ability to learn quickly, support a team environment, respect procedures, prioritize safety and provide leadership to those around them.

Xcel Energy recruits through websites that focus on military service members. Recruiters and hiring managers participate in numerous career fairs that are focused on veterans entering the civilian workforce.

The company hosts an internal organization called Military Ombudsmen for Veterans and Employees. These employees focus on the development, implementation and communication of programs and policies centered on the welfare of veterans and their families.

MOVE attends career fairs to recruit veterans and active military that will be transitioning to a civilian job. They also host annual Support our Troops drives to collect hundreds of packages to be sent to military families. 

Xcel Energy complies with all requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as well as all state laws.

In addition, the company supports its employees who are called to active duty with enhanced benefits. For the first six months of eligible military leave, Xcel Energy will pay the difference between the employee's base pay and the pay the employee receives from the military.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,677.90 +216.58 1.32%
S&P 500 1,950.82 +23.71 1.23%
NASDAQ 4,452.7920 +69.9450 1.60%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs