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American Water Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership

October 16, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2018-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today that has joined the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 390 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

American Water officially joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 16, 2018, at the annual induction ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. The partnership initially launched on June 29, 2011 to serve spouses from all military services. Signing on behalf of American Water was Brian K. Bruce, president, West Virginia American Water, who, as a veteran and father of a veteran currently serving as an Air Force reservist, understands the challenges military families’ face that may create obstacles to employment.

“Military spouses are valued members of our community and we welcome the depth of their experience and diversity of skills,” said Bruce. “By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, American Water is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to create opportunities for spouses across the country.”

For more information about how American Water is working to support military spouses in fulfilling their career goals, visit amwater.com/careers. For more information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, please visit https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil.

American Water is committed to talent from across military families, knowing first-hand that recruiting veterans and military spouses is not only the “right thing to do,” but the right thing for business.

About the Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part of the Department of Defense’s broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, which seeks to reduce the 23 percent unemployment rate experienced by military spouses and close the 25 percent wage gap currently experienced by military wives. SECO provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week. Learn more about Spouse Education and Career Opportunities by visiting Military OneSource or calling 800-342-9647 to speak to a SECO career coach.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Source: American Water

American Water
Lauren Slepian
Manager, Corporate Communications
856-325-9482
lauren.slepian@amwater.com

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