ASHLAND, Ky. – Kentucky Power on Thursday was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2020.
Kentucky Power, based in Ashland, is among 31 businesses in the large category to receive the honor in the 16th annual list. Rankings of all 100 companies will be revealed at an awards dinner on April 23 in Lexington.
“We are excited to be recognized as one of Kentucky’s Best Places to Work,” said Kentucky Power President Brett Mattison. “This honor demonstrates to our customers that Kentucky Power cares not only about the communities we serve, but also our employees.”
Best Places to Work in Kentucky is a survey and awards program that identifies and recognizes the best employers in Kentucky. The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce host the initiative that supports workplace excellence and moving Kentucky forward.
Winning businesses from across the state were selected in three categories: small, medium and large. The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.
The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Many studies show a strong correlation between profitability and creating good places to work.
Kentucky Power employs about 400 workers at operations in Ashland, Hazard, Frankfort, Louisa, Paintsville, Pikeville and Whitesburg. The utility provides electric service to approximately 165,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan.
Kentucky Power is an operating company in the American Electric Power system, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system. AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.