Eversource Honored for Encouraging, Empowering Employees in the Military
BOSTON — Eversource Energy has been recognized with the nation’s highest honor recognizing support of employees in the military. Eversource was one of 15 companies selected from 2,500 nominations to receive the 2019 Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Eversource Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Judge and control-room supervisor Bill Gelinas accepted the Freedom Award at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to our veteran and military reserve employees,” Judge said. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our guardsmen, reservists, and veterans. Whether it be a time of peace, crisis, or war, we will always recognize, thank, and support our service members.”
Eversource’s recruitment and military reserve policies make it one of the nation’s leading companies for veterans and other service members. Of Eversource’s 8,000 employees, more than 600 have served in the military. The energy company offers advancement programs that provide opportunities to apply military training in a supervisory level position. In addition, the Eversource Veterans Assoc., made up of employees who served their country, provides support and recognition to current veteran employees and raises funds to support military veterans throughout New England.