The Tennessee Valley Authority has achieved recognition for the fifth consecutive year as a “Top 10 Employer” for its support of U.S. military veterans in the workforce.
The Military Friendly Employer designation is based on public data sources and a proprietary survey among hundreds of companies. TVA’s ranking puts it among the Top 10 employers in the Energy, Extraction and Utilities Government/NonProfit category.
“We are proud that veterans comprise 20 percent of our workforce,” said TVA President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Lyash. “The way veterans strengthen our entire organization is so important to me personally. Their quality and character are outstanding, and I appreciate the skills and values that they bring to TVA.”
TVA says the diverse backgrounds and skills of U.S. military veterans and their families are a critical asset in its mission to deliver safe, clean, reliable and low-cost energy to the Tennessee Valley. TVA actively recruits veterans and serves as a resource for those seeking employment across the energy sector.
“TVA is a great place for veterans; the technical skills and work ethic they bring from the military make for a relatively easy transition,” said Allen Clare, a U.S. Navy veteran now serving as vice president of gas and hydro operations and as executive sponsor of TVA’s Veterans Association. “Many of the skill sets veterans gain while serving can be immediately put to use in our coal, gas, hydro and nuclear plants, as well as other areas, such as IT and human resources. This reduces training requirements and allows veterans to add immediate value. Serving the people of the Tennessee Valley is a natural transition for a veteran used to serving our country.”
TVA is a corporate agency of the U.S. that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.