TDS Telecommunications is proud to be named to the Military Times annual Best for Vets: Employers rankings as one of the top companies for Veterans to work.

In its 14th year, the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers rankings are based on the results of a survey that asks companies about their policies, practices, and benefits for Veterans and their families. TDS, which employs more than 400 Veterans, works diligently to make Veterans aware of employment opportunities and, once they are employed, ensure they are supported.

“As we approach Veterans Day, TDS is grateful for this recognition as a top workplace for Vets. We’re proud that hundreds of Veterans across the country are part of the TDS family.  We will continue to do all we can to support our Veterans and honor the sacrifices they have made for our country,” TDS Telecom President and CEO Jim Butman said.

The Military Times survey captures areas of greatest importance to transitioning service members, Veterans, and their families when looking for an employer. Recruitment and employment practices, as well as retention and support programs, were given the most weight and importance in scoring and final rankings.

TDS offers benefits including differential compensation and continuation of health care coverage and the company share of insurance premiums for associates on military leave. The company also provides Veterans an extra day off every year to show its appreciation for their service.

TDS’ Patriot Associate Resource Group provides a sub-community within the larger TDS workforce for Veterans, current military service members, first responders, and non-military supporters. Founded in 2016, the group offers avenues for volunteerism, support for various service organizations, knowledge sessions and celebrates military holidays and events.

The Military Times spotlight is one of three recognitions TDS has received this year as a top workplace for Veterans. The company was honored with a 2023 Gold Level Award through the Wisconsin Workforce Development’s Vets Ready initiative on Nov. 8, and it was named a 2023 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer in April.

For more on the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers rankings, visit For further information on TDS’ benefits for Veterans, visit

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