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Xcel Energy named top military veteran employer

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MINNEAPOLIS (WKBT) – For the sixth straight year, Xcel Energy is named 2019 Military Times Best for Vets Employers.

“We appreciate the sacrifice that our veterans and their families have made to ensure the safety and security of our nation, and it’s an honor to have these men and women in our workforce,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president, CEO, Xcel Energy. “Our veterans bring leadership, teamwork and experience to the job and their dedication and passion for service deliver value for our customers every day.”

Xcel Energy currently employs more than 1000 veterans, nearly 10 percent of its workforce.

In addition, Xcel Energy does business with more than 140 veteran entrepreneurs and provides outreach to veterans groups in the communities it serves.

200 companies submitted complete responses to the rigorous 91-question survey that is used to decide the Best for Vets Employers ranking. A total of 132 employers made the list, of which 113 were for-profit companies and 19 were government and non-profit organizations.

Military Times invites organizations from across the country to fill out its survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings.


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