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November 9, 2017

For Release: Immediately

Central Hudson Supports Troops to Energy Initiative 

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation recognizes all veterans, and particularly those who work in the energy industry. “Veterans Day reminds us of the sacrifices made by all our armed services personnel,” said Michael L. Mosher, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson. “We also know veterans to be dedicated, skilled and deserving of meaningful career opportunities. For many, the energy sector is an ideal field, thanks to the experiences and abilities veterans often bring.”

Central Hudson participates in the Troops to Energy jobs program launched by Governor Cuomo in 2014, to provide veterans with employment opportunities by the state’s utilities and energy companies. The initiative has provided veterans with jobs and careers, leveraging the skills they learned and used while in the military.

“We’re working independently and with other energy companies through the Troops to Energy program in reaching out as a career resource and potential employer to veterans,” said Mosher. He said 73 veterans are currently employed at Central Hudson, comprising more than 7 percent of the energy company’s workforce, with 22 hired since Troops to Energy was launched.

Positions include repair and maintenance of high-voltage electric lines and pressurized natural gas pipelines, meter testing and installations, maintenance and repair of utility vehicles, control operators, engineering, customer services, security and technicians involved in Central Hudson’s adoption of smart grid technologies. “Many jobs are well suited for veterans,” said Mosher. “They perform a variety of critical tasks in serving our customers, putting to use many of the skills they acquired while serving our country.   

“We actively support symposiums tailored toward veterans, including this week’s Veterans and Service Animals event held at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh, where our employees provided information on careers and opportunities within Central Hudson,” said Mosher. Representatives also attend local and regional career fairs, and work with the Center for Energy Workforce Development in identifying qualified veterans as candidates for available positions.  

“We’re proud to support veterans,” said Mosher. “They have shown themselves to be a committed workforce, and we are fortunate to employ such capable individuals.”

For more on careers at Central Hudson, visit www.CentralHudson.com/Employment; and for information on the Troops to Energy program, visit www.TroopsToEnergyJobs.com.

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Central Hudson actively recruits veterans for various positions, putting to use their many skills acquired while serving in the military. The energy company also participates in the Troops to Energy jobs program to promote employment opportunities.  Above: Central Hudson representatives (from right) Corey Chambers and Darrick Fuller speak to attendees at the Veterans and Service Animals event held at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh this week.