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Windstream joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment PartnershipThe Military Spouse Employment Partnership is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 390 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

Windstream officially joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 16 at the annual Induction Ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. The partnership launched on June 29, 2011, to serve spouses from all military services.

By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Windstream is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

“We are proud to join the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership,” said Jack Brooks, chief human resources officer for Windstream. “Military veterans and their spouses share our commitment to excellence, and they are an invaluable part of the Windstream team.”

For more information about how Windstream is working to support military spouses in fulfilling their career goals, please visit careers.windstream.com. For more information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, please visit https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), 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 or @WindstreamBiz.

About the Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part of the Department of Defense’s broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, which seeks to reduce the 23 percent unemployment rate experienced by military spouses and close the 25 percent wage gap currently experienced by military wives. SECO provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week. Learn more about Spouse Education and Career Opportunities by visiting Military OneSource or calling 800-342-9647 to speak to a SECO career coach.

Windstream Contact:
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342
scott.l.morris@windstream.com 

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Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.