19:53 | 17.05.2018
American Water Named Best for Vets Employer 2018

Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today that it has been named in
the top 100 Best for Vets Employers by Military Times. The selection
focused on corporate culture and policies that best leverage the traits
and skills embodied by veterans and servicemen and women to enable them
to be successful in civilian roles.

“We are so proud of this recognition by Military Times as a Best for
Vets Employer, which reflects our commitment to actively recruit and
support both military veterans and the men and women of our workforce
who continue to serve today,” said American Water President and CEO
Susan Story. “Providing water, fire protection and sanitation services
to 15 million people in the U.S. is mission critical, and veterans and
servicemen and women offer the expertise, safety focus and leadership
qualities that help us get the job done.”

Now in its ninth year, the rankings evaluate companies’ culture, veteran
recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the
National Guard and reserves. The standards are objective, rigorous, and
editorially independent. As a result, transitioning service members
utilize the list of Best for Vets Employers to aid their transition to
civilian life.

American Water is committed to hiring military talent, knowing
first-hand that recruiting veterans and military spouses is not only the
“right thing to do,” but the right thing for business.

“The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their
rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service
members, veterans and military families,” said George Altman, the
Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “These efforts deserve
recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans
looking for a new career.”

The final rankings were the result of a nearly 100-question survey,
followed by tests to ensure the accuracy of responses and a careful
evaluation of survey data.

American Water will be showcased in print and online at, as well as,, and
About Military Times
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their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army
Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything
important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education,
health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product
reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline
Media Group. To learn more, visit
About Sightline Media
Sightline Media is a global, multi-platform media company serving the
U.S. military, federal government and the international defense
community. Sightline’s media brands are the go-to source for news and
information about the U.S. military and its culture, and the technology,
business and politics of defense and federal markets.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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