NB Power

NB Power among top 100 employers in Canada (08/10/07)

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Oct. 7, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - NB Power has been named as one of the top 100 employers in Canada for 2009. This is the second consecutive year that NB Power has received the acknowledgement.

Canada's Top 100 Employers profiles Canadian organizations that lead their industries in recruiting and retaining top talent and creating an engaging work environment.

"We are honoured to be named once again as one of Canada's top 100 employers, and are humbled to represent New Brunswick on this list," said David D. Hay, president and CEO of NB Power. "We have over 2,500 proud employees located across the province who are committed to providing safe and reliable electricity to New Brunswickers. It is their hard work and dedication that allowed us to reach several milestones in the past year, despite facing challenging times. Some of these milestones include completing the first phase of the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau generating station on time and on budget, bringing the second international power line into service, and achieving a significant cost reduction in fuel through petcoke testing. These demonstrate our commitment to our customers now and into the future."

NB Power has an integrated human resources strategy based on the People at Their Best philosophy. The strategy promotes employee growth, evolution, teamwork and corporate excellence. Its goal is to build stronger partnerships with labour, increase workplace diversity, promote employee well-being, and enhance employee attitudes toward safety.

"Having People at their Best ensures that we are performing at our best and delivering results to our customers," said Paul Thériault, vice-president of human resources. "Receiving this acknowledgement not only helps us to keep employees working in this province, it also helps us to continue to recruit dedicated and safe employees to our team."

Thériault attributes NB Power's strong relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 37 to the success of its human resources programs.

"By working together in establishing joint programs and services, we have been able to achieve a workplace that is being recognized for excellence through awards such as the Canada's Top 100 Employers and the 2008 Healthy Workplace Silver Award through the Canada Awards for Excellence," Thériault said. "We will continue to strive for excellence and find innovative ways to retain and attract talented employees in order to best serve our customers."


MEDIA CONTACT: Heather MacLean, manager, media relations 506-458-6618, or e-mail: hemaclean@nbpower.com.