Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) announced today that it has been named a "Top 100" 2014 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. As part of this recognition, Frontier representatives will join other military-friendly and military spouse-friendly employers in ringing the NASDAQ Closing Bell today. More than 11 percent of Frontier employees are military veterans and reservists.
“We are honored to be in the top tier of companies that embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as employees,” said Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier. More than 5,000 companies competed for the elite Military Friendly Employer ® title via a data-driven survey. Criteria included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Mrs. Wilderotter notes, “I have been married for more than 36 years to a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy who is a veteran of the Persian Gulf conflict. I know the worry that comes from having a loved one in a battle zone. It is one reason I am among the many at Frontier who believe it is our duty to offer employment to military veterans and their families.”
“The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. These employers reported hiring more than 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires.”