As many of us celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend — and the unofficial end of summer — it is important to recognize the contributions and achievements of American workers and continue efforts to expand workforce opportunities.
When Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, 12-hour, 7-days-a-week work schedules were commonplace. Fortunately, conditions and standards for workers have improved significantly since that time, and today’s workforce is more educated and highly trained than ever.
It’s true that technology has heavily contributed to the improved workplace climate through new career opportunities and improved work processes; however, we’d like to look beyond the technology and salute the workers themselves from all occupations who collectively make our country’s economic engine run. We extend a special salute to our men and women in uniform who have among the most important jobs of all — keeping us free and secure.
But for military veterans who are leaving active duty and transitioning to civilian jobs, employment opportunities can be a challenge. That’s why Frontier is proud to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, pledging to raise the visibility of the many career opportunities available and increase the hiring of veterans. The Jobs Mission complements the efforts we have in place to help service members lead successful lives after their military service is complete — and matches their skills with many career opportunities available in areas such as information technology, customer service and technical operations. In fact, 11 percent of our 100 percent U.S.-based workforce is veterans and reservists.
Since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission and collaborating with the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces — a program designed to boost career opportunities for veterans and military reservists — we have received two employee-nominated awards from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognition, and we are looking to further our success.
The programs highlighted here not only help America’s business community express its appreciation to veterans and reservists for a job well done, but also help companies succeed by adding skills that every workplace needs.
On Labor Day and every day of the year, Frontier salutes American workers, backed by our commitment to a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce, including our customer service and Internet help desk operations.