LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, has been named to the 2020 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program list by VIQTORY. The list identifies companies that demonstrate their commitment to the veteran community by the extent to which they include veteran-owned businesses in their supplier diversity programs.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be included on the 2020 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity list,” said Mark Reed, chief procurement officer for Windstream. “Including veteran-owned businesses in our supplier chain is one of many ways Windstream supports veterans. We are proud to have veterans involved throughout the company.”
In October Windstream was named a Top-10 Military Spouse Friendly® Employer by VIQTORY. Windstream is ranked No. 3 on the 2020 list. In August, the company made the Top-10 Military Friendly® Employer list for the third consecutive year, coming in at No. 6.
The Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Companies survey from participating companies.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran business enterprise (SDVBE) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through G.I. Jobs®, Military Friendly® and Military Spouse. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.
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 windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.