PowerStream named one of GTA's Top Employers for 3rd consecutive year

Energy company recognized for its outstanding employee engagement and satisfaction

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VAUGHAN, Ontario, Nov. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the third consecutive year, PowerStream has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, and once again has joined several other organizations located within the Greater Toronto Area recognized for their performance and outstanding initiatives that support employee engagement and satisfaction.

PowerStream, a community-owned energy company, is committed to the ongoing development of its employees and offers a variety of in-house training courses, apprenticeship opportunities as well as subsidies for tuition and professional accreditations.

The company also has in place several other programs that benefit employees including vanpool/carpool commuting, wellness initiatives, fitness club membership reimbursement, a subsidized onsite cafeteria, flexible work hours, extensive health benefits as well as a unique "Power Perks" discount purchase program of goods and services offered by local businesses.

QUOTES

  • "Being name one of the GTA's Top Employers for the third consecutive year is a testament to how we value our employees," explained Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Markham. "Our success as a company is due to their dedication and commitment to our customers and the communities we serve. As our most valuable asset, supporting and investing in our employees is essential to our business."
     
  • "Receiving this recognition is consistent with the results of a recent employee satisfaction survey we conducted that showed the satisfaction of PowerStream employees significantly exceeded those of other companies that had also engaged the services of the same researcher," said Brian Bentz, PowerStream President & CEO. "It is indeed an honour for our company to be viewed as a top employer that works collaboratively with its employees on initiatives which helps to develop them as professionals and provides the support they need as individuals."

BACKGROUND

  • PowerStream recently received several other accolades for the support they provide their employees including Smart Commute's 'Employer of the Year' for North Toronto, Vaughan; Gold Recipient of 'Canada's Safest Employers Award' in the Utilities and Electrical category as well as a Silver Recipient in the Wellness category.
     
  • Now in its sixth year, the annual Greater Toronto Top Employer's competition recognizes companies that are leaders in their industries and who offer the most forward-thinking and progressive programs in areas such as community involvement, training and skills development, performance management and benefits packages.

ABOUT POWERSTREAM

PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 360,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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