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Press Release -- April 23rd, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications

Military Times Selects Level 3 as a “Best for Vets Employer” for 2015


Apr 23, 2015

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Military Times selected global telecommunications provider, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings), for its “Best for Vets: Employers” 2015 rankings.

Military Times, consisting of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, focuses on culture and policies that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the “Best for Vets: Employers” survey, a highly respected, nearly 90-question analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

Level 3 offers various positions for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. From entry level opportunities to professional positions, the company looks to partner military experience with roles that allow the new employee to bring value to the company immediately. Additionally, the company has a Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG), allowing employees to create their own support group and community. The VERG advises the business on how to best meet the needs of veteran employees and hosts the Buddy Program, a key component of the group, which pairs new veteran employees with seasoned Level 3 veterans to help new employees transition into civilian life both personally and professionally.

“We actively seek to hire military talent, recruiting at military job fairs and bases across the country as we know many veterans have backgrounds and skills that translate directly to the work we do,” said Laurinda Pang, chief administrative officer of Level 3. “Beyond that, we also want to be sure our new veteran hires are joining an organization that values them, understands where they have been and what they have to offer. It is why we place such a high value on working with our internal veteran community and key external stakeholders to make sure we have the right culture in place.”

As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, “Best for Vets: Employers” 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and spouses.

For the full “Best for Vets: Employers” 2015 rankings, visit:

For additional information on Level 3, visit

About Military Times
The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Gannett Government Media. To learn more, visit

About Gannett Government Media
Gannett Government Media was established in 1940 as Army Times Publishing Company, an independent publishing company reporting on military news and information. Since then, the company has expanded into defense and government news, and has launched or acquired more than 13 periodicals and extended its brand globally into the online and broadcasting arenas. Gannett Government Media is a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. For more information,

About Gannett
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people and the companies who want to reach them with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

The information contained under the caption “About Military Times,” “About Gannett Government Media” and “About Gannett” has been provided by Military Times, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information



Ashley Pritchard 

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950 

+1 720-888-2518                   

Level 3 Communications.

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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