VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2018--
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
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Source: American Water
Manager, Corporate Communications