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Press Release -- October 12th, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Cybersecurity Careers Remain Hot as U.S. Job Market Levels Off

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity, a growing field, has seen exponential growth in job opportunities. Cybersecurity Ventures reported there have been one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. That number is projected to reach 1.5 million by 2019. This is notable considering the overall unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in September, according to the monthly jobs report.

While there is a consensus in the industry that more needs to be done to entice employees at all levels to join the field, there are few resources providing a true peek into the day-to-day life of these professionals.

As a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion, Level 3 created a video series featuring a variety of security professionals to encourage more people of all skill levels to consider a career in cybersecurity.

Watch all of the cybersecurity career videos:

To learn more about security careers at Level 3, interested people can visit www.level3.com/careers or @Level3Jobs on Twitter. To follow the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month conversation on Twitter, use #CyberAware.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (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 across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com 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.

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: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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 risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; 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

Media:       

Investors:

Ashley Stewart 

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950 

+1 720-888-2518

ashley.stewart@level3.com 

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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