WASHINGTON - Eversource Energy has been recognized with the nation's highest honor recognizing its 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 accepted the award Friday at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.
"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 proudly 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 Association, made up of employees who served our country, provides support and recognition to current veteran employees and raises funds to support military veterans throughout New England.
The Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is administered by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Since 1966 the mission of this Department of Defense program is to promote relations and understanding between military reservists and their civilian employers.