News : AT&T Continues Hiring Drive In Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 16, 2013 -- AT&T* announces that the company is seeking applicants to fill nearly 240 jobs in Louisiana, including more than 80 new jobs. The positions will be primarily focused on retail, technician and customer service jobs and are a result of AT&T's continued investment in Louisiana. So far this year, AT&T has invested in its wired and wireless networks in Louisiana and hired over 1000 Louisianians to meet continued growth of wireless and broadband services in the state.
As a part of its hiring drive in Louisiana and across the country, AT&T is looking to hire 10,000 military veterans and their families in the next five years. The company has established a Military Talent Attraction team, which focuses on promoting AT&T's career opportunities to veterans and educating managers across AT&T on the benefits of hiring military veterans.
"There is no better holiday gift than a job and I hope that Louisianians, civilians and veterans, looking for a career in one of the fastest growing industries in the country will check out these openings and apply," said Louisiana Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta. "Companies are finding fertile ground in Louisiana to start, relocate and grow their businesses; investing billions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs in communities across our state. We applaud AT&T and all of the companies who are helping to keep our economic engine in high gear."
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"The investment AT&T is making in their wireless and wired networks is essential to spurring Louisiana's economy and creating jobs. We commend the Louisiana Public Service Commission and AT&T for working to broaden access," said Stephen Waguespack, President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. "In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic section."
Hiring our nation's heroes is a priority for our company. In April 2013, AT&T announced that it is stepping up veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 5,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities over the next five years, consistent with its commitment to equal employment opportunities.
More than 3,600 veterans have already started new careers at AT&T across the country so far this year. And with veterans' skills proving to be a good fit for the company's needs, AT&T is doubling its hiring goal for veterans and their family members to 10,000 over the next five years, consistent with its commitment to equal employment opportunities.
About 55 percent of the veterans hired by AT&T this year made their transition to the private sector as technicians. Project Velocity IP, the company's investment plan to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks, is driving technician hiring needs.
Other veterans and their family members are finding positions across AT&T as IT professionals, retail and call center representatives, project managers, financial analysts, supply chain managers and more. And a select corps of junior officers and college-educated noncommissioned officers are being recruited into AT&T leadership development programs.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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