Sprint Joins Forces with the White House; Pledges to Hire 2,500 Veterans

May 05, 2016
Company furthers commitment to support veterans, active military personnel and their families

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2016 –
Sprint (NYSE: S), a company widely recognized for its commitment to
hiring military veterans and their families, today announced that it
plans to hire 2,500 military veterans during the next five years as part
of Joining
Forces
, a White House initiative aimed at expanding employment and
career development opportunities for veterans and military spouses.
Sprint is one of more than 50 leading U.S. telecommunications and
technology organizations that pledged to hire a combined 100,000
veterans or military spouses by the end of 2021.

“We owe a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude to the brave men
and women who serve our country,” said Sandy Price, senior vice
president of Human Resources at Sprint. “Veterans have valuable and
unique skills which strengthen our workforce. It is important that we
provide rewarding professional opportunities, and a supportive work
environment, for veterans and their spouses and partners.”

Sprint’s military recruitment program focuses on hiring veterans,
members of the Reserve and National Guard, as well as active members in
the military and their spouses or other family members. Additionally,
Sprint assists veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce
through the VETS (Veterans and Employees helping others Through Sprint)
employee resource group (ERG). The VETS ERG provides professional
development and mentoring opportunities and has more than 800 members
nationwide.

Sprint has received numerous accolades for supporting and hiring
military veterans and their families, including being named a “Top 50
Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I.
Jobs magazine
for the last 10 consecutive years. Sprint has also
been recognized as a Most Valuable Employer for Military by
CivilianJobs.com for the past seven years.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served more than 58.8 million connections as of March 31,
2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying
innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a
national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
or www.facebook.com/sprint
and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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