DENVER, September 5, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has been recognized by LATINA Style Magazine in the publication's 10th annual list of the top 50 companies for Latinas to work for in the United States.
According to the 2007 LATINA Style 50 list, Qwest is among the top 50 companies that met the magazine's readers' most important criteria. The criteria include: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women's issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations.
"Qwest is honored to be included among the top 50 corporations on Latina Style's 'Style 50', and we remain committed to the Hispanic community both inside and outside the workplace," said Shasha Richardson, director of diversity at Qwest.
Qwest is committed to maintaining diversity in its workforce and attracting talented Hispanic employees. The company offers excellent training, education and community volunteerism opportunities for Hispanic employees. The Qwest Hispanic employee resource group, called SOMOS, also provides a unique cultural perspective to Qwest leadership on various business-related issues that are important to the Hispanic community.
In addition, the Qwest Foundation supports numerous Hispanic cultural organizations, and many Qwest leaders are members and chairs of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. In 2006, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Qwest its Corporation of the Year and the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Qwest its Corporate Advocate of the Year. The Tri-City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, located in the Prescott area of Arizona, also presented Qwest with its 2006 Business of the Year award, and Hispanic Magazine further recognized Qwest as one of the Top 25 Places for Minorities to Find Opportunity for Advancement in its April 2006 issue.
Throughout the company's local-service region, Qwest provides the Espíritu de Servicio (Spirit of Service) to its Hispanic customers and has created several products tailored to the Hispanic market. Qwest currently offers the largest package of all-digital Hispanic TV programming with Qwest® TV Latino wherever Qwest Choice™ TV is available, and Qwest® Plan Latino, a long-distance calling plan with reduced rates to Mexico and Latin American countries. The plan includes a flat rate of just 7 cents-per-minute for long-distance calls made to Mexico.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers - locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com
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