Windstream has been designated a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer by VETS Indexes, a firm dedicated to promoting veteran employment, as part of the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes Windstream’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veteran employees and others in the military-connected community.
“Coming out of the military with cutting-edge technical training, as well as critical soft skills including leadership and teamwork, veterans represent one of our nation’s richest talent pools. Yet all too often, civilian employers fail to put in place the policies and practices needed to understand and attract military-connected talent,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes.
“Windstream has established itself as one of the nation’s top veteran employers, with its status as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer,” Altman said. “Their commitment to not just hiring veterans, but then helping them to develop into integral and high-ranking employees, is outstanding and deserves recognition.”
“At Windstream, we’re very proud to be designated a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer,” said Mary Michaels, chief human resources officer for Windstream. “We strive to recruit and retain veterans because they bring great personal character and valuable technical skills to our team. Their dedication to serving our customers is a daily inspiration.”
The inaugural VETS Indexes Employer Awards are based on VETS Indexes’ granular and objective 65-question survey, which evaluates employers across the following 5 categories:
- Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
- Veteran employee development and retention
- Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture
- Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
- Military spouse/family support
More than 300 employers participated in this competitive process, with over 100 organizations submitting completed surveys to be considered for the awards. Responding organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, and nonprofit groups.
The full slate of awardees is available here.
About VETS Indexes
VETS Indexes is an independent provider of custom indexes within the Environmental, Social and Governance arena. Drawing on deep and broad industry experience, we construct and disseminate thematic impact indexes for investors, exchanges and asset managers which serve as the underlying portfolios for financial products.
As the world’s first resource for U.S. Military Veterans’ themed indexes, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission critical mindset, unique skill sets and specialized training that US Military Veterans bring to the workplace. Our Mission also includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion (target of 20% and no less than 5%) of our net profits to charitable organizations that support the wellness of our Military Veterans and their families.
“SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED” – VETS Indexes provides a social impact via those public companies that support the hiring and professional development of our military veterans.
Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.