LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced it is seeking applicants for more than 75 jobs that are now open throughout Arkansas. The positions include technicians to help with U-verse installation, sales consultants and customer service representatives for the company's call centers and openings at retail stores. AT&T already has hired about 250 Arkansans this year.
"AT&T employs more than 2,200 Arkansans, and it is an exciting time to start a career with a leading company in one of the most dynamic industries in America," said Ed Drilling, AT&T's state president in Arkansas.
"AT&T invested more than $700 million in our Arkansas wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2012, and the backbone of that service are our people who work to ensure that Arkansans enjoy a great wireless communications experience," Drilling said.
U-Verse Premises Technicians are responsible for the installation and customer care of U-verse integrated digital TV, high speed Internet and voice services.
Customer Service Representatives, who work in call centers, are responsible for sales and support for new and existing AT&T customers.
In addition, AT&T in several Arkansas cities is hiring for positions in its retail stores, including Retail Sales Consultants and Retail Store Managers.
AT&T is filling these positions immediately. AT&T offers excellent benefits that include paid training, medical, dental and vision.
In April, AT&T announced it is stepping up its veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 5,000 veterans and family members into career opportunities over the next five years across the U.S.
Arkansas-based veterans are encouraged to visit AT&T's online veteran career site, which includes tools for veterans to match their military skills with AT&T jobs. AT&T has a military talent attraction manager who focuses on military recruitment. And the company has the Careers for Veterans program where AT&T Veterans provide job search advice to help thousands of newly transitioning veterans optimize their career searches.
AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks. As part of 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 this plan, we also expect to:
- Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
- Expand the AT&T wired IP network to approximately 57 million customer locations, covering about 75 percent of customer locations in its wired service area by year-end 2015
- Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business locations by year-end 2015
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Arkansas 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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