Supporting Our Veterans
You Earned It, We Honor It
Our Time Away From Work Policy covers our currently serving National Guard and Reserve employees and covered dependents for pay, benefits, pension and return-to-work guarantees.
- 15 days of full pay from the company while performing annual military training obligations
- Difference between employee’s base pay and military pay for up to two years
Strong Veteran Culture
With 1 in 10 new Xcel Energy hires being veterans, we recognize the value your military service brings to our workplace. We provide ongoing support for our veteran employees through a special on-boarding program for new hires and have a veteran’s Business Resource Group dedicated to sustaining awareness of issues of interest to veterans in our workforce. This group helps facilitate the quality of life for our veteran employees with numerous volunteer activities including the annual Memorial Day Flag Planting.
Veteran Organization Partnerships
We utilize Troops to Energy Jobs, which honors our nations veterans by connecting them with careers in the energy industry and providing further training and support for energy jobs; Hiring our Heroes, a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities; and DOD Skillbridge, a program that supports transitioning service members through fellowships.
We offer on-the-job training through four-year apprenticeship programs, including Line, Substation, Gas and Energy Supply. It’s a great way to learn and earn on the job. Use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to supplement your income and housing during your apprenticeship, whether in a power plant or in the field.
Dedicated Recruiting Support
Unsure how your military job may translate to a civilian career? Create a profile and upload your resume using our Veteran General Interest Posting.You can also connect with our dedicated veteran recruiter who can help you through the job search.
Military Friendly Employer
Our veteran commitment has earned us Top Military Friendly Employer status from organizations such as Military Times, GI Jobs and CivilianJobs.com. Xcel Energy is a proud partner of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
Hiring Veterans Award
We are honored to have been awarded the 2020 Texas Workforce Solutions Veteran-Friendly Employer of the Year award. This award recognizes Xcel Energy’s innovative efforts to recruit, hire and retain veterans as an important part of our workforce. Many thanks to our partners at South Plains and Panhandle Workforce Development Boards for the continuous partnership.