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On National Lineworker Appreciation Day, we thank our heroes in hardhats

national lineworker appreciation day

In the harshest cold of winter or the stifling heat of summer, lineworkers battle tough conditions to ensure safe, reliable electricity service for our more than 10 million customers in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. Monday, July 10, is National Lineworker Appreciation Day and a great day to celebrate all of our lineworkers, electricians,… Read more »

Powering up PPL’s STEM workforce

Tom Lynch

PPL Chief Human Resources Officer talks about best practices for building the workforce of the future According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector. Available jobs in the field are set to increase 17 percent between 2014 and 2024. How… Read more »

PPL Foundation awards $450,000 to more than 70 community organizations throughout Pennsylvania

PPL Empowering Communities

The PPL Foundation’s sustaining grants program provides grants up to $25,000 to support education, workforce development and community revitalization initiatives. Organizations helping to interest young students in science and technology, assist entrepreneurs in starting small businesses that create jobs, and provide opportunities for the disadvantaged in our communities are just some of the many nonprofit… Read more »

High school robotics students are engineering the future

Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer.

Star Wars has R2-D2. The Jetsons have Rosie. The Easton Area High School has Bella. Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer. The students competed with Bella at the… Read more »

Diversity – so much more than just a word

Bill Spence at BRG Conference

PPL redefines diversity during Celebrate Diversity Month Diversity is a word often talked about with respect to our communities and workplaces — but what does it mean? Diversity has been defined as the state of being different or unlike. At PPL, we have a broader perspective: We define diversity as the state of understanding and… Read more »

PPL employee is honored for her commitment to helping others

Corporate Relations Specialist Janice Osborne receives the Campaign Volunteer Award from United Way President Dave Lewis (left) and United Way Vice President Chip Hurd (right).

PPL is committed to improving the quality of life of those who live in the communities it serves. That goes beyond just providing safe, reliable power. It means supporting programs and taking action to empower local residents and give them opportunities to thrive. This is not just part of a corporate philosophy. It’s something our… Read more »

Girl Scouts ‘Take the Lead’ with help from PPL

PPL Electric Utilities Support Engineer Nicole Lacouve leads Girl Scouts in a role-playing activity.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania take on a unique and challenging task each year, and PPL is pleased to support them with friendly training and preparation. More than 50 Girl Scouts from the Lehigh Valley, ages 5 to 17, turned to volunteers from to develop skills in a variety of disciplines on Saturday, Feb…. Read more »

PPL helps the homeless

PPL’s Janice Osborne delivers food to Marie Clark and René Russell of the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Assisting those less fortunate is part of our corporate culture. The first day of winter is a fitting time to feel grateful for the homes that keep us warm, safe and secure. It’s also an opportunity to remember those who are not as fortunate. Dec. 21 is National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, an occasion to… Read more »