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Windstream Holdings, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 150,000 miles.
Veterans are brought onboard through an extensive onboarding process that track them during their initial 30-60-90 days. All Veterans are afforded training and development opportunities through classroom, online/webinar environment and conferences. Veterans are encouraged to participate in the certification and college programs where they are reimbursed 100% upon completion of the course. They are also encouraged to continue their self-development through our online university that offers over 1000 courses that are free. Veterans are given every opportunity to advance based on their performance. The Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) plays a huge part in welcoming and mentoring new Veterans to ensure they are successful. The VERG is responsible for onboarding, mentorship, leader development and outreach efforts. The company has an internal webpage called “Stream”, on that page we have a dedicated page called “Windstream Veterans” where we share and post information. Every new Veteran is welcomed onboard and assigned a mentor to assist them through the integration process. Whenever possible, we use our Veterans to attend recruiting events, so they are able to share their experiences with potential military candidates.
military spouse recruitment and hiring
Here at Windstream, we believe the values and beliefs instilled in military personnel shape them into the types of people we want to hire, and we take our commitment to their futures seriously. It's more than just giving a veteran a job. When we hire a veteran, we're hiring their whole family. That's why we're also committed to hiring military spouses. We recognize that military life can be challenging for a spouse returning to work and building a career. Military spouses embody the same values Windstream does – accountability, collaboration, agility and respect. That is why we offer the flexibility for employees to work remotely and offer other benefits to support military spouses working at Windstream. We are a proud supporter and partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership and provide an onboarding and mentorship program as well as education incentives. Military spouses are encouraged to seek support from participation in our Veterans Employee Resource Group and Culture Crew initiatives.
orientation training and onboarding
- New Employee Orientation
- New Employee Training
- On-boarding program
- Mentorship program
civilian credential support
We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialVeterans are encouraged to participate in the certification and college programs where they are reimbursed 100% upon completion of the course. They are also encouraged to continue their self-development through our online university that offers over 1000 courses that are free.
We have several Veterans and Military Spouses in senior positions throughout the company.