Frontier Communications Celebrates Veterans and Veterans Day
Activities include Military Hiring Programs, Educational Partnership with the History Channel and Honoring Employee Veterans
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 economic 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 military.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: 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 hiring program.
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