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Press Release -- August 1st, 2019
Source: Windstream

Windstream Earns Top-10 Military Friendly® Employer Designation for Third Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, announced today that it has been named a Top-10 Military Friendly® Employer for the third consecutive year. Windstream is ranked No. 6 on the 2020 list, up from No. 8 last year.

Organizations earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public and government data sources with responses from a comprehensive survey completed by employers. Almost 300 employers were recognized.

“Windstream is honored to receive this Top-10 Military Friendly® Employer designation for the third consecutive year,” said Jack Brooks, chief human resources officer at Windstream. “We are committed to helping our military veterans and their spouses make the transition to the civilian workforce because we value their service to our nation. We also know, based on experience, that veterans and their spouses bring invaluable leadership and technical skills to Windstream.”

The 2020 Military Friendly ® Employers list will be published in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine which is distributed to TAPS centers globally to reach the veteran community. The list can also be found at

About Military Friendly ® Employers

The Military Friendly ® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Employers survey from participating organizations.

The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm (EY) and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly ® Employers list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology.

The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools and employers that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc., 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 or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

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Scott Morris, 501-748-5342

Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.

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