Pantex named veteran-friendly employer by Texas Workforce Commission
AMARILLO, Texas- Pantex was recently named a veteran-friendly employer by the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Commission. To be considered for the distinction, employers must employ a workforce of 10% or more veterans; more than 20% of the employee base at Pantex is made up of veterans, earning the award for large corporation veteran-friendly employer for the Panhandle area.
“Pantexans truly appreciate veterans,” said Heather Freeman, human resources site manager. “It is an honor to work alongside the heroes of our country. The experience they gain as a veteran is an excellent match for the important Pantex mission. It was very rewarding to be recognized as ‘vet-friendly’ before so many Texas employers at the conference. The recognition represents decades of Pantex valuing our vets.”
Pantex takes pride in its veterans and works closely with the Texas Veterans Commission to match and employ transitioning military servicemen and women into the workforce. This is not the first time Pantex has received an award focus on veterans. In 2012, Pantex was awarded the Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Employer of the Year for large companies.
“Military service builds skills that are very valuable to employers,” said Freeman. “Veterans have training in leadership, teamwork, loyalty, decision making and technical skills. They have real-life experience, work well under pressure, are responsible, have a strong work ethic and can interact with a variety of people. It is a great investment for both employers and those who have served our country.”
Pantex holds a special ceremony each year commemorating Armed Forces Day to honor and acknowledge veterans’ service to the country – both as veterans and as Pantex employees.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.
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