PEARL, Miss., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced at Governor Phil Bryant's Job Fair Network that it is currently looking to fill more than 250 job openings in Mississippi, including more than 225 new jobs. The majority of new jobs are in the Network and Call Center organizations. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/.
"Working together with private industries, we can increase economic development throughout the state," Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said. "These jobs will provide opportunities to local residents as our economy continues to grow and expand."
Many of the new positions are the result of AT&T's recently announced Project Velocity IP (Project VIP), a three-year, multi-billion dollar investment plan to expand and enhance its national wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of its recently announced Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems and more than 40,000 small cells. Through Project VIP, AT&T also plans to:
- Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
- Expand and enhance the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75 percent of customer locations in our wired service area by year-end 2015
- Deploy fiber to an additional 1 million business locations by year-end 2015
"AT&T is proud to announce that we are hiring," said Mayo Flynt, AT&T Mississippi President. "We're thankful to Governor Bryant, the Lt. Governor, the Speaker, and Mississippi's legislative leaders for working to create an environment that encourages private investment and job creation here in the state."
AT&T invested nearly $975 million in its Mississippi wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of networks.
AT&T is one of the largest employers in America and the nation's largest private employer of full-time union employees. The company has set the standard for building jobs and investment based on a consumer-focused environment. With highly competitive wages and benefits, AT&T jobs are among the best in the U.S.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into operations across the U.S., more than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."
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