MILWAUKEE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that the company will hire workers for more than 90 jobs in Wisconsin, including more than 80 new jobs. The positions will be primarily focused on AT&T U-verse technicians and are a result of AT&T's continued investment in Wisconsin to support AT&T U-verse, the fastest growing TV service in the country**.
"I am proud to join AT&T for the second time in the past three years to announce additional jobs coming to Wisconsin and here in Milwaukee," said Governor Scott Walker. "Companies like AT&T realize that Wisconsin is open for business and are investing in the Wisconsin economy."
In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested nearly $140 million in its wireless and wired networks in Wisconsin. The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced in 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband network. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots. More information on AT&T job openings can be found at att.jobs.
"AT&T continues to expand its customer base in Wisconsin and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect," said AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott T. VanderSanden. "As part of our commitment to this level of customer service and to support our growth in Wisconsin we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more than 90 Wisconsin residents to the AT&T family."
AT&T jobs are among the best in the world. Full- and part-time positions include competitive wages and benefits that provide security and value to the nearly 1.1 million AT&T employees, retirees and their dependents. AT&T currently employs more than 3,500 employees throughout Wisconsin and consistently hires new talent. AT&T is regularly recognized for training and development programs that are among the best in the country, and invested about $280 million in training employees and about $26.6 million in tuition aid during 2012. AT&T is committed to and has been recognized for diversity and veteran recruiting.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Wisconsin or anywhere in the U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
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**Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' percentage growth in subscriber counts and national market share data as of 2Q2013.
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4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
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