Granite Telecommunications Named One of Forbes 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Communications Provider Ranked on Prestigious List of 500 Companies
Nationwide

QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bestemployer?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#bestemployerlt;/agt;–Granite
Telecommunications
, LLC, a $1.4 billion annual revenue provider of
communications services to multilocation businesses and government
agencies, announced today that it was recognized by Forbes as one of the
country’s 2019
Best Employers for Diversity
. This prestigious list ranks 500
employers across the U.S. that have created measurable initiatives to
ensure a diverse workforce and senior leadership team.

“At Granite, diversity and inclusion are business priorities and
integral to our corporate culture,” said Granite CEO Robert Hale Jr.
“Our people are our best asset, and the diversity and experience they
bring to work every day empowers us to better serve our customers. We’re
proud to be recognized by Forbes for fostering a diverse and inclusive
working environment, and especially honored that this recognition stems
from feedback from those who know our culture the best – our teammates.”

Granite employs more than 2,100 people across the country who are
focused on simplifying communications with one bill and one contact for
multilocation businesses, including more than two-thirds of Fortune 100
companies.

This is the third time in the past year that Forbes has recognized
Granite for its exceptional workplace environment. The company recently
was named to the magazine’s Best
Employers for New Grads
and America’s
Best Midsize Employers
lists. Granite also has a long list of awards
for its philanthropic and charitable work.

To compile the Best Employers for Diversity list, Forbes partnered with
market research firm Statista
to survey 50,000 Americans. Respondents were consulted anonymously and
asked about their companies’ age, ethnic and gender composition, as well
as the programs they offer to foster an inclusive work environment.
Companies were evaluated on four criteria: direct recommendations,
indirect recommendations, diversity among top executives and boards, and
diversity key performance indicators.

For more information about Forbes list of 2019 Best Employers for
Diversity visit https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-diversity/list/.

About Granite
Granite provides voice, data and other related
communications products and services to multilocation businesses and
government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Granite
serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United
States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management.
Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy,
Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.

Contacts

Lauren Grenier
Marketing Director
781.884.5290
[email protected]

Khali Henderson
BuzzTheory for Granite
480.999.5297
[email protected]

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