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.”
TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 tdstelecom.com.
TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.
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