TDS named Gold Level Vets Ready employer

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced yesterday that TDS Telecom (TDS®) has been awarded a Gold Level Award as part of its Vets Ready Initiative. The award recognizes TDS’ commitment to hiring veterans, supporting its veteran workforce, and maintaining outreach to the greater veteran community.

“We’re thrilled to accept this award from the Department of Workforce Development,” says TDS Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathy Cefalu, “Veterans are highly valued contributors at every level of our organization. They bring experience, skills, and talents that are key part of what makes TDS a great place to work.”  

DWD announced the Vets Ready Initiative in January of this year. TDS was one of only five employers recognized with a Gold Level Award.

“TDS is a growing company with a heavy focus on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce,” says Jeff Mand, director of Network Operations, executive sponsor of TDS’ Patriot Employee Resource Group, and former Army Captain. “Our veterans are a critical part of that community.”

As a winner, TDS will be highlighted as a Vets Ready employer on as well as Current TDS job opportunities can also be viewed on the TDS Careers webpage.


Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 608-664-4836 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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