Mike Altimare, senior analyst-financial planning for PPL Services, had just learned he was going to be a first-time dad when PPL announced it was implementing a paid parental leave program for employees.
It takes a lot of dedication and manpower from many types of employees to keep PPL’s electric grid working properly. Today, on National Lineworker Appreciation Day, PPL thanks the ones in hardhats – the employees on the ground and up in the poles who provide reliable service.
For the third consecutive year, PPL has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers. Of the 500 large employers making the magazine’s annual list, PPL jumped 36 spots from last year to 136 and ranked ninth out of 22 utilities.
Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.
Kristin Leayman shared her story during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Summit on March 6 at Moravian College in Bethlehem. PPL was one of many companies to sponsor the event, which was designed partly to instruct employers how to provide more inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees.
About 500 students in grades K-5 and two dozen PPL volunteers participated in activities related to inclusion and diversity as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Employees at Western Power Distribution in the U.K. donated gifts to Barnardo’s Children’s Charities to help make the holidays brighter and happier for more than 100 at-risk children this year.
At PPL, we are proud of the charitable spirit that our employees have to support the families in our communities with their time, talent and hard-earned money. As long-standing supporters of the United Way, our employees and retirees give generously each year.
At PPL, we believe our differences make us stronger and bring us together. We believe we can be successful only when we look beyond our differences to find common ground and truly understand and appreciate each person’s unique qualities.
Each year, IT Systems Engineer Neil Matz, his wife, Rene, and daughter, Amanda, take a week’s vacation that changes their lives and the lives of others.