Exelon joins Army's veteran hiring program

Aug. 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Energy provider Exelon Corp. has partnered with the U.S. Army to train, recruit and hire more military veterans.

The partnership is under an Army program called Army Partnership for Youth Success, in which enlistees gain specific job training and qualifications during their military service to help prepare them for post-military careers.

As a PaYS partner, Exelon committed to considering qualified program participants for future positions.

"The problem of veteran unemployment is real, and employers are well served to consider job candidates who have military experience," said Christopher M. Crane, Exelon's president and chief executive officer. "For Exelon, hiring qualified veterans makes good business sense, because they often leave the military with the right skills and values to succeed in our business."

Exelon, which is headquartered in Illinois, hired nearly 200 military veterans in 2012. In the first seven months of this year it hired nearly 170.

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