Over the past 17 years, our dedicated employees have volunteered countless hours spreading love throughout our communities. From services for youth to low-income families to schools, emergency responders, arts and animal rescue, the nonprofits our employees dedicate themselves to are as diverse as the employees who support them.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism Program and meet our 2017 winners.
Now let’s meet our Award of Excellence, $10,000 recipient – the PSEG St. John’s Soup Kitchen Team.
Idrissa Matthews and her daughters, Grace West Manor residents, Newark, New Jersey
As a mother of two young children, I value outdoor play time. But until recently, I’ve had to drive to other communities in search of a safe, outdoor space for my kids to run around and play.
Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage across the Caribbean and Florida – to homes, businesses and infrastructure. In response, utility crews from around the country, even including Canada, were called to serve in what became the largest U.S. power restoration team ever assembled. PSE&G crews from New Jersey and Long Island were among the heroes who braved heat and humidity to restore power throughout Florida. With our crews safely back home, we sat down with PSE&G’s own mutual aid expert, Ernie Cadiz, to get a better understanding of how this process works.
In two words, what does it mean to be a veteran working at PSEG: keeping promises.
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This year, PSEG joined a very small, elite circle of publicly traded companies by providing a dividend to its shareholders for the 110th consecutive year.
That milestone, which members of PSEG’s finance team and I were proud to commemorate during a bell-ringing ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange, reflects our company’s long record of reliability – to our customers, to our employees and, of course, to our shareholders. Continue reading
Years ago, I made the decision to be open about my personal life – even in the workplace.
Coming out was a journey that started small. However, the first time I recall being out to all my coworkers, I was a 30-year-old counsel for Pacific Gas & Electric’s nuclear plants in California. Since then, at corporations such as NextEra and General Electric, I have been open about being gay and vocal on LGBTQ issues.
Seven months ago, Keith Baker of Irvington logged onto PSE&G’s website to pay his monthly electric bill, and clicked on the “Careers” button out of curiosity. Today, Baker is a full-time street mechanic – part of the growing PSE&G team replacing more than 500 miles of aging gas pipes throughout New Jersey. “I was looking for a new challenge for myself, a new skill,” said Baker, who previously worked as a plumber. PSE&G has always had a reputation for providing steady jobs with strong pay and benefits, he added. Continue reading
PSEG founder Thomas McCarter (Center) hosts New Jersey Governor A. Harry Moore (Left) and Thomas Edison (Right) at the 1926 dedication of the Kearny Generating Station.
Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America and all that has been sacrificed in the name of freedom and independence for this country. And while we recognize men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as the Founding Fathers of this country, let us not forget a separate but equally important group of influential men – the Founding Fathers of Energy, to which we owe a world of ever-progressing power and technology. Along with the contributions of Andres Celsius, Georg Ohm, Isaac Newton, James Joule and James Watts, the following men are just a few of the key players who built the foundation for the energy we use and understand today.
Ask most people to define sustainability, and they will say ‘not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources.’ While that sounds easy enough, progress comes with a critical hurdle – a lack of resources. Sustainable living requires a change in our lifestyle and begins in our local communities.
We tell our children to dream big and go far. We would be wise to also tell them that they can do both in New Jersey.
New Jersey is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. CNBC pointed specifically to our higher education assets in its latest ranking of the Top States for Business. And the State’s elementary and secondary schools are consistently ranked amongst the country’s best, most recently by Wallet Hub. Continue reading