FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, today announced it is part of the inaugural class of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards honorees, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs over a three-year time period. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/FL38325LOGO ) Liberty Power is the only retail electricity supplier to be named a Hire Power Award honoree. The company was recognized on several Hire Power category lists after generating 184 jobs in total during 2009, 2010, and 2011. Liberty Power placed fifth among the top 10 private business job creators within the energy industry, placed eighth among the top 10 private business job creators within the state of Florida, and ranks eighth among companies with $500M - $1 billion in revenues."We are very proud to be acknowledged as a leading creator of jobs in the state of Florida and the energy industry. Since 2008, despite a credit crunch and a broad economic recession, Liberty Power has created over 200 new, full-time job opportunities and today employs over 300 team members. We are thankful to be in the position where we can help rebuild the job market, as we continue to grow the company," said David Hernandez, co-founder and CEO of Liberty Power. Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards appear in Inc.'s December/January issue, as well as on the brand's website, www.inc.com. The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. "The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from year-end 2008 to year-end 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession," explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. Liberty Power continues to hire and currently has several open positions at its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ranging from entry level to upper management positions. For more information, visit the careers section of its website. About Liberty PowerHeadquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is the largest independent retail electric supplier in the United States based on 2012 KEMA rankings of electric retailers. The company is also the first certified, minority-owned supplier with a national footprint, and the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the United States according to Hispanic Business. Liberty Power provides large and small businesses, government agencies and residential customers with low-cost electricity and exceptional customer service. For more information on Liberty Power, please visit www.libertypowercorp.comLiberty Power is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC encompassing Liberty Power Holdings LLC, Liberty Power Delaware LLC, Liberty Power Maryland LLC, Liberty Power District of Columbia LLC, and LPT LLC, dba LPT SP LLC. Liberty Power is certified and licensed by the Public Utilities/Service Commissions of: CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, ME, MD (IR793), MA (CS-057) MI, NJ (ESL-0001), NY, OH, PA, RI, TX (10118) and VA; as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. About Inc. Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.