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Xcel Energy opens employment arms to military veterans
Skills beneficial as company builds clean energy future



Mark Stoering, president,
Xcel Energy-Wisconsin, Michigan

and a strong
focus on safety
to their roles
– exactly the
kind of skills
we need as
we embrace
the rapid
change in our

Xcel Energy is proud to be designated a
Yellow Ribbon company and has long made
it a priority to match veterans, active duty
military, National Guard and reservists to
critical roles within the company. For four
years running, we have exceeded our goal
of at least 10% of all new hires coming
from a military background.
Employees with military skills land jobs
in areas such as security, construction,
engineering, project management and
safety. Military experience also transfers
well to our nuclear plant operations. In
fact, veterans are needed to fill critical
positions across the electric and natural gas
industry, which faces significant retirements
of existing workforce over the next decade.

And, as we move toward our plan to deliver
zero-carbon electricity for our customers by
2050, we need more pressure-tested,
self-motivated people on the distribution
side of the business.
We’ve been steadily transforming how we
produce, deliver and encourage the efficient
use of energy, and doing it while providing
service that is reliable and affordable. Since
2005, Xcel Energy has reduced its carbon
footprint almost 40%, and last December

Mark Stoering along with several other corporate leaders and a
few Xcel Energy military veterans recently took part in Boss Lift, a
program created by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
to provide employers with a better idea of what their employees who
are part-time soldiers do when away for military service. Stoering
and Ross Auna, U.S. Air Force veteran and Xcel Energy distribution
operations designer, are shown here in a Chinook helicopter. They
also had the opportunity to fly in a Blackhawk helicopter from the
148th Fighter Wing.

Xcel Energy has been recognized as a Best for Vets employer by
Military Times and a Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs
magazine. The company also does business with more than
140 veteran entrepreneurs.

we became the first major U.S. electric
company to announce a vision to serve
customers with 100% carbon-free electricity.
We’ll do it by transforming the way we
provide electricity, including closing our
coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030,
greatly expanding our use of wind and
solar, and extending the use of our
carbon-free nuclear energy.
At Xcel Energy we know that military
experience transfers well to many of
the jobs needed to help us build a clean
energy future. We’re looking forward to
strengthening our workforce and ramping
up efforts to recruit, train and retain
service members and others throughout the
Chippewa Valley. For more information on
jobs at Xcel Energy, go to


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