As America’s largest solar power provider, SolarCity is looking for “trailblazers to lead the clean energy revolution.” Those trailblazers, in many cases, are Veterans.

“Here at SolarCity, they understand, like many of the best companies, that hiring Veterans is a good investment,” VA secretary Bob McDonald said today while visiting SolarCity. “Of the more than 12,000 employees SolarCity has nationwide, almost 1,000 of them are Veterans.”

VA Sec. Bob McDonald visits SolarCity

VA Secretary Bob McDonald surprises John Robb at his desk after McDonald arrived for a visit to a SolarCity warehouse in North Las Vegas Aug. 4. McDonald commended the business for having hired about 1,000 Veterans. (David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The Clean Power Plan announced  Monday is designed to combat climate change and create more jobs such as those at SolarCity.

“The Clean Power Plan will drive significant new investment in cleaner, more modern and more efficient technologies – like solar technologies – creating tens of thousands of jobs nationwide,” Secretary McDonald noted.

As these jobs are created, McDonald said it’s important for employers to look for employees with character, team-building skills and discipline …Veterans.

“Those traits don’t stop when we take off the uniform. They transfer into the workplace and help their businesses grow and succeed,” McDonald said.

For more on SolarCity’s military and Veteran recruiting efforts, visit For more on the Clean Power Plan and #ActOnClimate, visit



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Published on Aug. 5, 2015

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  1. Jawanda Montgomery August 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I a Vet that has a passion to go back to school to be retrained for a job as a Medical Office Assistant( Billing and Coding field) This field I wish to take at DeVry University will enable me to not only get a certification, but a Associates Degree as well as a Bachelor’s Degree and this will help me secure a position as an Asst. Hospital Administrator. I have roughly between eight to nine years of management training. I am inquiring about funds and programs that help a veteran pay for retraining to get a job that will allow them to support themselves and their families as well as have a career that has room for advancement and pay that allows them to enjoy life without living paycheck to paycheck. Please assist me with getting the information that I need for funding and scholarships. I live in the Indianapolis area. The articles about talk how different cities are retraining their Veterans to secure life changing careers at the VA. I deserve the opportunity to have the same life changing experience.
    Thanks you so much,

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