Boston, MA, 11/18/2013 (nysepost) – Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) employees across 27 states are recognizing veterans in a number of ways including the company’s novel initiative that feature a ‘Wall of Heroes’ at many locations which displays photos and letters about veteran service present and past. Dan McCarthy, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company who himself is a 15 year veteran, thanks the veterans employee with a company-wide video webcast, a unique Frontier Veteran pin and a letter.
The Veteran Hiring
Moreover Employees and their families also get involved in Operation Write Home where they create cards and write letters to nation’s heroes serving at the deployed troops. Dan McCarthy identifies this as one of the most fulfilling initiatives while encouraging other employers to offer gainful employment to veterans and their families by accessing many resources available.
The EVP for Human Resources and Administrative Services at Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR), Cecilia K. McKenney identified hiring of veterans by the company as a strategic investment. More than 11% of company employees are military veterans and reservists.
The Recent Recognition
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Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) recently announced that the company has been named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2014 by Victory Media. Over 5000 companies competed in a data driven survey assessing benchmark score to title Military Friendly Employer. The survey evaluated scores across company policies and programs including the percentage of new hires with prior veteran service, retention program and strength of company veteran recruiting efforts among others.
As part of this recognition the company representatives joined other military friendly as well as military spouse friendly employers in ringing the NASDAQ closing bell on November 11, 2013. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR), Maggie Wilderotter said, “We are honored to be in the top tier of companies that embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as employees.”
Stock Price Update
The stock of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) gained 1.64% during Friday’s trade and closed at $4.9.