CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 5, 2013 – In 2012, AREVA initiated an outreach campaign to increase the number of overall U.S. military veterans hired, specifically in technical and engineering positions. As a result of this effort, 15 percent of new hires came from the military in 2012 and AREVA aims to expand this to 20 percent in 2013.
“As Americans, we deeply appreciate the service that our veterans provided during their time in active duty and we want to identify methods for helping them succeed in civilian life,” said Mike Rencheck, CEO of AREVA Inc. “As a business leader, I know first-hand that our veterans make excellent employees due to the skills they have learned while serving our country. The dedication, leadership and commitment they have demonstrated are a perfect fit with AREVA’s corporate values that drive operational excellence.”
AREVA’s campaign demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing jobs for veterans while meeting critical business needs. Veterans transitioning from the military to the corporate environment have access to training and mentoring programs that build on skills already developed through military experience. More than 450 of AREVA’s current employees in the United States are veterans.
AREVA also partners with several industry organizations to increase outreach to veterans. Last year, AREVA participated in the Troops to Energy program, committed to the Hire Heroes USA organization, and signed a statement of support for the Guard and Reserve. AREVA is also an active supporter of the Fisher House Foundation, which provides temporary homes at military and Veterans Affairs centers for members of the military and their families during times of crisis.
“AREVA is proud to count veterans among our employees,” added Rencheck. “Our country’s clean energy future depends on a robust, highly skilled workforce. America ’s military veterans have a proven work ethic, great training and the leadership skills necessary to help us tackle the current and future needs of a world where energy demand is continuing to grow.”
For more information on AREVA’s military veteran programs, or to apply, visit http://us.areva.com/veterans.