Duquesne Light takes great pride in supporting its employees who have served or are actively serving our country. To show its ongoing appreciation, the Company recently hosted its second annual Military Recognition Luncheon. Nearly 90 DLC employees were honored, representing all branches of the military.
Duquesne Light’s Veterans Committee, a group dedicated to giving thanks and acknowledgement to the activity military, reservist and veteran employees of DLC’s workforce, helped plan the event.
Colonel Jeffrey Van Dootingh was the keynote speaker. Commander of the 911th Airlift Wing of the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station in Coraopolis, he shared his insight on the importance and ongoing need for companies to hire veterans after they return from their service. Following the keynote address, Todd Faulk, Vice President, Human Resources, provided updates on the Veterans Committee and the Company’s S.E.R.V.I.C.E. (Search, Engage, Recruit Veterans Into Civilian Employment) recruitment initiative.
Duquesne Light recently was named a winner of the 2017 Most Valuable Employer for Military recognition by RecruitMilitary, a national leader in helping employers connect with high-quality veteran talent. This honor was created in an effort to recognize employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.
"The Military Luncheon gives employees who have served a chance to get together, appreciate each other and share experiences," said Karen Skovran, Manager, Meter Operations. “I’m proud to work for a Company that not only helps our local communities, but also recognizes the experiences and dedication that veterans contribute to our workforce,” added Eboni Wood, Supervisor, Contact Center, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Pennsylvania National Guard member.
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