Recognizes Level 3's Commitment to Veterans and Names the Company a 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® Winner

MVEs to be Recognized in May to Help Honor Armed Forces Day, May 17, 2014

May 14, 2014, 08:00 ET from Level 3 Communications, Inc.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --, where America's military connects with civilian careers, recently announced Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a winner of the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®. Marking the sixth year of its publication in 2014, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

"Veterans are an important part of Level 3's workforce, as they possess a unique blend of leadership qualities, integrity and commitment that perfectly aligns with our core values," said Laurinda Pang, chief human resources officer at Level 3. "We are honored to be recognized as a Most Valuable Employer for Military, and look forward to celebrating our dedicated veteran community on Armed Forces Day."

Level 3 actively seeks to hire military talent, recruiting at military job fairs and bases across the country. Level 3 also runs an on-the-job training program for entry-level employees. Referred to as Ops Tech Academy, the unique program has given many veteran employees the tools they need to build a career in operations. Level 3 employs nearly 750 veterans, many of whom support its Government Markets Group's federal government agency customers.

In May, Level 3 will host two informational events for veterans:

  • On May 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Level 3 will partner with Colorado Workforce for an open house at its Broomfield, Colo., campus. Veterans who are interested in learning more about a career at Level 3 and its Ops Tech Academy, should register through Workforce.
  • On May 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Level 3 will host a military hiring fair for its June Ops Tech Academy class. Interested participants should visit, for more information.

"There are two groups of winners today. First are the employers who are being recognized as MVEs," said Sandra (Sandy) Morris, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of "They are winning by hiring high-value military-experienced employees who are helping move their respective businesses forward. But military job seekers are also winners. acknowledged a record number of companies as MVEs this year and I am so excited to see the pool of career opportunities expand for veterans."

The 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News,'s world-wide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the website.

For more information on Level 3's military recruitment, visit

About MVE The Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The MVE recognition is produced by, where America's military connects with civilian careers., with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

About Military Transition News (MTN)          Published since 2005, Military Transition News is a bi-monthly multi-media publication (print / e-mail / web) featuring practical information for job seekers, including resume and interviewing tips, transition planning and strategy recommendations, company profiles, and advice from transition experts. MTN is distributed to military bases worldwide via military transition classes, through Military Transition Offices (TAP and ACAP), military hospitals, USO centers and email distribution.

About Level 3 Communications Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Information under the captions "About MVE" and "About Military Transition News (MTN)" has been provided by MVE, which is solely responsible for its content.

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