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Berkshire Hathaway Energy Named Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for Seventh Straight Year

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Nov. 10, 2015) – Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the parent company of MidAmerican Energy, has been named a Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

This is the seventh consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway Energy has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer. Ratings for the list were determined through an extensive survey of thousands of companies, which took into account programs and policies, such as the strength of military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

“MidAmerican Energy is proud to be part of an organization that values and supports current and former military members,” said Rich Lovig, vice president, human resources for MidAmerican Energy. “One of the many ways we honor their service is by recognizing their qualifications and helping them transition their skills into a career that helps to ensure America's energy future.”

MidAmerican Energy works in a variety of ways to recruit and hire veterans. More than 10 percent of its workforce is made up of veterans or active service members. The company works with Iowa Workforce Development as part of the Skilled Iowa Initiative and Home Base Iowa sponsored by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and the state economic development department to notify veterans returning from active duty of open positions. In addition, MidAmerican Energy participates in several military career fairs across its service territory. Military experience transfers well into a variety of the company’s positions, including: garage mechanics, outage project managers, plant operators, technicians and safety supervisors.

Veterans and military members are encouraged to visit MidAmerican Energy’s military career page to learn more and find related civilian positions.

About MidAmerican Energy Company
MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 746,000 customers and natural gas service to 726,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via MidAmerican Energy Company's website.