First Lady Michelle Obama recently recognized companies such as Ameren for pledging support to Joining Forces
. Joining Forces is working to encourage private sector businesses to collectively hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses by 2013. Ameren pledges to hire 200 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
"We are proud of our legacy of hiring veterans," said Thomas R. Voss, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren, and an Air Force veteran. "We have long supported our employees who are called for active duty by providing security and support through continued benefits to employed reservists and their families."
Ten percent of Ameren's new hires have been military veterans throughout the first eight months of 2012 and currently 600 of Ameren's 9,300 employees in Illinois and Missouri are veterans.
Sept. 6, 2012