Level 3 Communications pledges support in “10,000 Jobs Challenge”

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

 (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it is joining the 10,000 Jobs Challenge with Milicruit, Military Officers Association (MOAA), DirectEmployers Association and businesses across the U.S. to help service members, veterans and military spouses find employment. Level 3’s participation underscores the company’s long-standing commitment to helping those who have served and defended our nation find rewarding careers as they transition into civilian life.

Level 3 is making a concerted effort to stand behind our nation’s veterans by actively seeking out employment opportunities for them, within the company and with other companies. The company seeks to increase veteran hiring through partnering with transition assistance programs, veteran’s employment organizations, and monthly recruitment outreach programs.

In addition to supporting the 10,000 Jobs Challenge, Level 3 is actively involved in recruiting events for veterans where company representatives help connect current and former military personnel and their spouses to appropriate open positions inside the company. Level 3 representatives provide coaching and education on best practices in submitting job applications, as well as resume- and career-building tips, helping veterans and their spouses better position themselves for success. The company actively participates in supporting service members from all branches of the military, whether transitioning from active duty or serving in the Guard or Reserves.  

“Supporting our veterans in finding a rewarding career after serving in the military is important to our executive leadership and employees – not only because we appreciate their courage and commitment to protecting our country, but because we see it as a smart business investment,” said Laurinda Pang, chief Human Resources officer for Level 3. “In addition to having diverse skill sets, our veterans have the dedication, leadership skills and values that translate directly to what we value as a company, and to what makes us successful. We believe that cultivating those characteristics in our employee base by supporting programs like the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can only strengthen our company.”  

In the next twelve months, Milicruit will increase the overall number of national career fairs it hosts from four events to 12, and will conduct standalone virtual career fairs for soldiers serving overseas. Level 3 plans to participate in all events as an active partner in supporting veteran hiring. In addition, Milicruit will feature two standalone virtual career fairs for military spouses as part of their commitment to the challenge. The first annual military spouse event is scheduled for May 7, 2012, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Employers wishing to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can get more information emailing 10k@milicruit.com or visiting www.10000jobs.com.    

“We are grateful that Level 3 has stepped up to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge. Their support and continued focus on helping our veterans connect to careers contributes significantly to reaching our goal and we look forward to their success in hiring veterans and military spouses,” said Kevin O’Brien, vice president business development, Milicruit.

Level 3’s executive management team is committed to ensuring that our veteran outreach employment efforts afford the nation’s veteran workforce the opportunity to be considered for a wide variety of employment opportunities. For more information on specific employment opportunities please visit our Level 3 careers site at www.Level3.com.

About Milicruit
Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans. Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit www.veteranscareerfair.com.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.  For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

About MOAA
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading HR consortium of global employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.  DirectEmployers Association MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, +1-317-874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers’ growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, visit www.level3.com.