At Consolidated Communications, we seek high-quality employees of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome differences and diversity as qualities that enhance our efforts as a team and believe embracing diversity and a culture of inclusion makes Consolidated Communications a better company. We believe diversity contributes to different ideas and better decisions, which in turn drives better results for our customers and our shareholders. In accordance with our core values, Consolidated Communications is focused on improving diversity within our workplace and leadership team.  

In an effort to promote diversity and eliminate any potential hiring biases, the company continues to evaluate and improve recruiting initiatives affecting hiring for open company positions. We also partner with diversity and veteran-focused job websites to attract a large, more diverse pool of potential candidates.  

Consolidated Communications has been and will continue to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Disabled and Veteran Friendly Employer. We strive to maintain workplaces that are free from any type of discrimination or harassment by recruiting, hiring, assigning and promoting without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or any other factor prohibited by law. Consolidated Communications reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with covered disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

All employees are required to complete annual harassment prevention training, which includes education regarding harassment based on protected classes, as part of their professional development coursework, but we know we must expand our efforts far beyond legal compliance. In 2022, the company added training on Unconscious Bias to all employees’ learning paths.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council  

In 2022, Consolidated adopted a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy, led by the Human Resources team in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. The Council is a cross-functional team that develops resources and provides input and guidance aimed at ensuring the company is a place where differences are welcomed, every employee can feel supported and be successful, and all customers and communities are recognized and respected. 


Over the past year, the Council created and published a Pronoun Resource Guide to help employees navigate discussions around gender identity and pronoun use, and ensure a more welcoming environment to employees across the gender spectrum. The Council regularly publishes stories on our DE&I Intranet page highlighting a variety of cultural traditions, holidays and notable events for people across different faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.  We strive to create a work environment that provides all employees with equal access to information, equitable opportunities and ongoing career development. As we continue advancing in our diversity journey, we frequently seek out employee feedback through formal surveys along with participation in annual employee meetings, quarterly employee town halls, webcasts and always-on Q&A forms on our intranet.


DEI Metrics ESG

Detailed information on our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives is available in Consolidated’s 2022 ESG Report.