Frontier Communications Corporation, the largest communications company
focused on serving rural America, announced today that it has hired more
than 435 veterans since November 2010. Its hiring efforts through the Employer
Partnership of the Armed Forces , the 100,000
Jobs Mission, a dedicated
website and active recruiting are part of the company's continuing
outreach to returning service members and veterans.
According to Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier, "Members
of the military have a well-earned reputation for leadership, teamwork,
accountability and discipline. In addition, many have been in military
roles that complement skill sets Frontier and other companies need, such
as information technology, customer service and technical operations."
She added, "We are committed to doing all we can to reduce the number of
unemployed veterans. It's especially important to give our all during
these difficult ecoomic and high-unemployment times. Our military men
and women were there for us; it's our turn to be here for them."
In addition, Frontier Communications, in partnership with The History
Channel, brought the Take a Veteran to School Day program to
Washington state's Picnic Point Elementary School in Edmonds and to
Butternut Creek Elementary School in Aloha. As part of the program,
students had the opportunity to honor local veterans during each
school's Veterans Day Assembly.
A national initiative developed by The History Channel to link veterans
with students nationwide, Take a Veteran to School Day is
designed to help children learn more about the history of Veterans Day.
The program connects generations and helps young people learn about the
past through the voices and experiences of veterans from all backgrounds
and walks of life.
With Frontier's support, students gathered to hear stories of service
from invited veterans. The students wore T-shirts, bracelets and buttons
provided by The History Channel, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and
performed patriotic songs for the veterans.
As part of The Red Cross program Holiday Mail for Heroes, the
Picnic Point students created thank you cards for active military
members, military families and veterans and presented the cards to
representatives from the Red Cross during the assembly. "The simple act
of receiving a card with a holiday greeting or message of thanks is an
enormous morale booster and can have a great impact on a military
member," said Chuck Morrison, Executive Director of the Snohomish County
Chapter of the American Red Cross. All craft materials used in the
project were donated to the school by Frontier.
Frontier is also providing all veterans who work for the company with
flag lapel pins and a letter of appreciation from the Chairman and CEO.
All employees are receiving a flower pot with blooming red, white and
blue flowers as a way to remember and honor those who have served in the
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company
and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest
corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video,
wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com,
data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for
residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced
business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states.
Frontier's approximately 15,300 employees are based entirely in the
United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Visit the Frontier
Military website for more information about Frontier's military
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