NEW YORK – DiversityInc announced that CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) ranked number 10 on the 2014 Top 10 Companies for Veterans. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list.

“Earning a spot on one of DiversityInc’s specialty lists for workplace diversity proves that management is paying close attention to the needs of their primary constituents—employees, customers and other key stakeholders,” said DiversityInc founder and CEO Luke Visconti. “Companies with great reputations attract the best and most skilled employees who then create and deliver the best products and services.” 

The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers.

"One of our greatest strengths is a diverse workforce. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors mutual respect and collaboration, which results in our best work,” said Odell Riley, chief diversity officer and vice president, corporate systems development information technology. “We are honored to be included in DiversityInc.’s Top 10 Companies for Veterans list for 2014.”

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About DiversityInc

DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to,,, or

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit