For the fifth consecutive year and the sixth time overall, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was designated as a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161110005068/en/ Companies earning the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation have shown exceptionally strong hiring programs and have provided meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses. "Veterans have consistently played a key role in PG&E's work to build a better California. We value veterans for their strong work ethic and dedication to service, and are committed to providing opportunities for them to excel in energy," said PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley. PG&E will be featured along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs Magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com. PG&E has been a long-standing leader in employing and supporting veterans. In 2015, the company introduced the " 1,000 Careers Project" whose goal is to hire 1,000 veterans into PG&E jobs over the next eight years. Last year, PG&E hired 223 veterans and through Sept. 30, the company is more than a third of the way to its objective. The company is on pace to achieve the 1,000 veterans hired standard in five years—three years ahead of plan. A program that has played a major role in helping PG&E attain this target is the PowerPathway™ program. Over the last three years, 255 of the 443 graduates (58 percent) are veterans with 75 percent of them (190) having been hired by PG&E and within the utility industry. The PowerPathway training network is composed of community college, community organization, workforce investment board, university and educational partners who collaborate with PG&E to provide training in response to California's growing energy workforce needs.