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AEP honored as top 100 military-friendly employer

by on November 6, 2013
 

AEP has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 “military-friendly” employers by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

This year’s honorees were selected from among more than 5,000 employers with annual revenues of at least $500 million. The December 2013 edition of G.I. Jobs, which features the list of military-friendly employers, can be accessed at http://www.gijobs.com/.

“AEP is dedicated to recruiting, hiring and supporting military veterans, who have the technical skills we need as well as the personal characteristics we value, such as leadership, teamwork and decision making,” said Nick Akins, AEP president and chief executive officer. “We are honored to be named a top 100 military-friendly employer.”

The honored companies were selected based on their assets dedicated to military hiring, the strength of their recruiting programs, and their policies regarding National Guard and reserve service, among other criteria.

Approximately 1,770 of AEP’s roughly 18,100 employees have served in the military. AEP’s military leave policy provides pay differential and benefits for up to two years for reservists and National Guard members who are called to active duty in emergency situations. When employees are off work for required annual military training, AEP will make up the difference between military pay and their AEP base wage – up to 10 days each calendar year. In addition, the company’s family military leave policy allows employees to take up to 10 days of leave to spend time with a family member who has been called to or returned from active duty.

G.I. Jobs helps provide training and career opportunities for veterans and those in transition from military to civilian employment.

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