There’s no secret when it comes to the success of certain companies that do their best to provide all the tools and support to help employees accomplish their jobs. Verizon Wireless may sit at the top of the ladder thanks partially to their stellar network and growth of handset offerings. Underneath it all, it’s the employees who work diligently in stores and back office locations that help keep the foundation going strong. The company that spends a lot gets a lot – which is why Verizon is ranked number four on Training magazine’s latest Top 125 list of companies that have the best training programs for their employees. Verizon isn’t a stranger to the list; this actually marks the 9th consecutive year that they’ve been recognized for their investment in the training, education, and professional development of its employees. Just in 2009 alone, Big Red spent more than $450 million in its training programs which also includes $120 million in tuition assistance. “We depend on a highly skilled workforce to deliver the best networks and customer solutions,” said Marc Reed, executive vice president for human resources at Verizon.