Plug Power, provider of energy solutions, honoured its veteran workforce at an award ceremony in Dayton Ohio on the 8th of August 2017.
At the ceremony, plug Power and its veteran employees received accolades from the Ohio Department of Veteran Services. The company was commended for its efforts to identify, hire and retain veterans for skilled positions in its Dayton Service Centre, and national service organisation. Plug Power creates attractive jobs for veterans throughout the entire company. Specifically, almost one quarter of its nation-wide service team consists of veterans and military service members.
Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power, said, “The green-collar jobs Plug Power provides, specifically on our service team, compliment the training and discipline learned in the US military.” He continued, “We are proud to have created job opportunities for our dedicated veterans who have already given so much to serve our country.”
The ceremony attracted the attention of high-level representatives from across the State of Ohio to honour Plug Power’s veterans.
US Senator Rob Portman commented, “I would like to congratulate Plug Power for its efforts to help our veterans make the transition from the battlefield to civilian life.”
“Our veterans at times enter an unfamiliar job market requiring skills they don’t have or haven’t used in years. I have long advocated for companies to hire veterans and encouraged better workforce development programmes for veterans returning home from service. Plug Power should be congratulated for its efforts,” continued Portman.
According to the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, the entire industry provides more than 10,000 jobs in the US, and supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its customers, suppliers and installers.