Verizon Ranked Among Best Companies by 'LatinaStyle' and 'Hispanic Business' Magazines

NEW YORK - Verizon has been named one of the top companies for Hispanics to work for and do business with by LatinaStyle and Hispanic Business magazines.

LatinaStyle, for the sixth consecutive year, has recognized Verizon as one of the Top 13 companies on its list of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.  Verizon has been on the Top 13 list every year since 2003, when the magazine named Verizon Company of the Year.

Now in its 11th year, the LatinaStyle survey is an annual evaluation of corporate America's sensitivity to Latinas' needs and goals in the workplace, and identifies the corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. Verizon was among 1,000 corporations included in the extensive research.

Hispanic Business Magazine, for the fourth consecutive year, has named Verizon to the Top 15 of its Diversity Elite 60, an annual list determined by more than 30 variables that measure companies' commitments to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.

"It's an honor to be recognized by both LatinaStyle and Hispanic Business magazines for our ongoing commitment to diversity," said Magda Yrizarry, chief diversity officer and vice president, workplace culture, diversity and compliance for Verizon. "Verizon has the privilege of serving an increasingly diverse customer base. By reflecting the diversity of our markets in our workforce and community, we are able to better serve customers and provide value to shareholders and society."

At Verizon, women and people of color constitute nearly 60 percent of the workforce and 44 percent of the company's top management team. Partnerships with colleges and universities, as well as with professional and community-based organizations, serve as the cornerstone of Verizon's recruitment strategy.

Earlier this year, DiversityInc magazine named Verizon Communications to the No. 1 position on the publication's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. It was the second time in three years that Verizon has been named to the top spot. DiversityInc also named Verizon the No. 2 company for hiring, promoting and retaining Hispanics. For the third year in a row, Verizon has been named to Working Mother magazine's Best Companies for Multicultural Women, a list of 20 companies with cutting-edge policies and practices that support African-American, Asian-American, Latina and Native-American Women in the workplace.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 69 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,600 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.