When troops return to civilian life, the energy industry is there to welcome them with fulfilling careers. As more service members take advantage of transition assistance programs as well as education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, they can return home and use their transferable skills to contribute to companies. According to the newest report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 dropped to 9 percent in 2013. The jobless rate for veterans overall also decreased to 6.6 percent in 2013 from 7 percent the previous year.
Energy companies are answering the call to provide employment for the nation's veterans in a big way. Here are 10 of the top employers in the energy industry: