Windstream recognized by U.S. Department of Labor for support of veterans

Globe Newswire 8-Nov-2018 12:15 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, is proud to be a recipient of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award from the U.S. Department of Labor. The award recognizes leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation's military veterans.

Windstream joins 239 recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award ranging from small businesses and community-based non-profits to leading Fortune 500 companies from 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Recipients demonstrated a commitment to veteran hiring and retention, and provided veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs, according to the Department of Labor.

Windstream is a Gold award recipient in the large employer category.

"Windstream is honored to receive this recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor," said Jack Brooks, chief human resources officer for Windstream. "For several years now, Windstream has made a focused effort to recruit military veterans in recognition of their service to our country, their exemplary character and their sophisticated technical skills."

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level award that recognizes job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain America's veterans.

For more information about the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, please visit www.HireVets.gov.

To see available jobs at Windstream, please visit www.windstreamtalent.com.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

Windstream Contact:
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342
scott.l.morris@windstream.com

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