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Frontier joins effort to hire long-term unemployed

Rochester Business Journal
February 3, 2014

Frontier Communications Corp. has joined other American companies pledging to focus hiring efforts on the long-term unemployed. That focus was highlighted by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address last month.
“Those who have been unemployed the longest have experienced greater difficulty returning to the workforce during the current economic recovery,” said Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications, in a statement. “Statistics validate that these potential workers have more experience and education than applicants who are hired quickly after losing a position.

“Frontier is committed to adopting and building upon best practices that will expedite the return to the workforce of those who have been unemployed for a year or more."

In New York alone, the company employs more than 2,400 people serving customers throughout 38 counties which span 13,500 square miles. Rochester is the largest single Frontier market within the state and among the largest within Frontier’s 27-state area. The company employs roughly 1,400 employees in the greater Rochester area.

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