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Co-ops Appreciate and Employ Veterans

MVEC values those who served our country

Electric cooperatives believe that hiring and caring for veterans and military spouses strengthen our work and our communities. This Veterans Day—November 11—Magic Valley Electric Cooperative thanks those who have served our country and wants to spread the news that electric cooperatives need veterans to help power rural Texas.

Electric co-ops are nonprofit, community-focused organizations that deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy to their member-owners. Unlike investor-owned utilities, co-ops are owned by those they serve, and prioritize members’ interests—not profits—above all else. This fundamental difference shapes every decision made by electric co-ops and provides employees with a unifying sense of purpose.

No matter which branch of the military you served with, there are three areas in which America’s electric cooperatives can resonate with you as a veteran.

Co-ops are:

Mission-driven: Our purpose is to power communities and empower members to improve the quality of their lives. This enables every co-op employee to perform their duties with a unified sense of purpose.

Using advanced technology: From cybersecurity and broadband to the many facets of beneficial electrification and turning data into actionable insights, technology plays a major role in operating electric cooperatives.

Operating in challenging circumstances: To power 20 million households, America’s electric cooperatives work diligently to maintain service for their members no matter what challenging circumstances arise. Co-ops continue to do all they can to keep the lights on throughout hurricane season, during ice storms and floods, and amid global health and economic crises.

A wide variety of skills are required to keep operations running smoothly. Veterans can put their skills to work in jobs such as construction, equipment operation, engineering, customer service, communications, human resources, software analysis, cybersecurity and more.

Check out job listings at to explore career opportunities at electric co-ops across the U.S.