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Verizon Once Again Named to G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List

Verizon Once Again Named to G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List

Publication's Survey Recognizes Employers' Long-Term Commitment to Recruiting
and Hiring Former and Reserve Military Members

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon has been named to the G.I. Jobs
Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List for 2013, in recognition of the
company's military recruiting and hiring practices. The company was ranked No.
15 on the list – up from No. 41 last year. Verizon also earned mention as a
Military Friendly Spouse Employer for 2013.

The G.I. Jobs magazine's Top 100 list was drawn from a sample of 5,000
companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria included the
strength of company military-recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires
with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies toward
National Guard and Reserve service. Verizon employs approximately 12,000
veterans.

"Recruiting the best talent in the industry goes hand in hand with recruiting
military veterans," said Magda Yrizarry, Verizon's chief talent and diversity
officer. "With their unique leadership experience, technical skills, superb
training and mission-driven attitudes, our veterans are a natural fit at
Verizon."

To help job-seeking veterans, Verizon has a military career website featuring
a U.S. Military Skill Matcher that lets applicants enter their branch of
service and specialty code to find job openings that match their background,
education and experience.

Verizon also has a variety of programs to support veterans and their
families. One program assists employees who are married to active duty
members by finding the employee jobs within Verizon, near where their spouses
are assigned. The company's Veteran Advisory Board provides recognition,
mentoring and development of veteran employees.

In addition to actively recruiting and hiring employees with military
experience, Verizon offers a variety of benefits to employees serving in the
National Guard or Reserves, including some of the best corporate-leave
policies in the country.

Verizon's Emergency Military Leave benefit allows employees to continue
serving their country while working at Verizon. When an employee who is in the
Reserves or National Guard is activated in support of international
anti-terrorism and peace-keeping operations, Verizon pays, for up to 36
months, the difference in the employee's Verizon base pay and military base
pay, and continues health care and other benefits for the same period. 

Verizon also has a number of external partnerships to further advocate the
hiring of veterans, including Employer Support of Guard and the Reserves,
Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Hiring our Heroes and Wounded Warrior
Project.

Providing legal support for returning veterans is also a key part of the pro
bono program sponsored by Verizon's legal department. In partnership with the
National Veterans Legal Services Project, Verizon attorneys provide pro bono
legal assistance in support of veterans injured in combat or other hazardous
duty. Verizon attorneys have also helped returning veterans start small
businesses.

In May, CivilianJobs.com named Verizonto the organization's Most Valuable
Employers for Military for the second consecutive year, and the company was
named to the Military Times EDGE Best for Vets list for the first time.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network,
with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides
converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the
Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon
employs a diverse workforce of 184,500. For more information, visit
www.verizon.com. 

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and
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SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Ray McConville, +1-908-559-3504, raymond.mcconville@verizon.com
 
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