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Verizon Wireless Announces Hiring Effort To Bring More Than 430 Jobs To Georgia

Monday, March 24, 2014

Verizon Wireless Announces Hiring Effort To Bring More Than 430 Jobs To Georgia

11:45 EDT Monday, March 24, 2014

Company Seeks Applicants in Customer Service, Retail, Network and IT to Fuel Growth

ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the company's rapid growth, Verizon Wireless is looking to hire more than 430 full-time employees in Georgia this year. More than two hundred of the available positions are for customer service-related opportunities at call centers located in north Fulton County. Verizon also is filling positions in retail, network and IT.  Most of the jobs are based in the cities of Alpharetta and Milton. The company is also hiring in Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Albany, mostly in retail sales. Interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com 

"Verizon Wireless is committed to bringing new jobs and continued growth to our state's booming technology sector," says Governor Nathan Deal. "With the leadership of companies such as Verizon, we're expanding our workforce and creating new opportunities for Georgians, resulting in our state being recognized as the No. 1 state in the country in which to do business."

Verizon offers industry-leading benefitsThe new positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, and participation in the company's 401 (k) program with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6 percent of an employee's salary contribution.

Verizon Wireless, which employs more than 4,500 employees in Georgia, and over 72,000 employees nationwide, has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for 13 straight years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT." CivilianJobs.com named Verizon Most Valuable Employer for Military in 2013. The company offers tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and bonuses and promotes work/life balance by offering on-site college courses, education study rooms, dining facilities and state-of-the-art fitness centers staffed with personal trainers.

"The wireless industry has been one of the fastest growing markets across the globe. With both the recent RootMetrics and J.D. Power studies confirming Verizon Wireless as the top performing wireless company in Georgia, serving our customers with the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, we are only going to see our business expand. Consumers will continue to rely heavily on their tablets, smartphones and other wireless offerings," says Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless. "At Verizon, we know the incredible talent available throughout the state of Georgia and we are committed to offering a thriving work environment in which employees can learn, grow and use their talents and skills to contribute to the success of our dynamic business."  

Verizon actively recruits military veterans"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians," said Beverly Mullins, executive director- Human Resources, Verizon Wireless. "Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate's military experience. We believe their tangible and intangible skills add value to our company and help a veteran to thrive in a team environment like ours."

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews. 

Here's What Area Leaders are Saying about Verizon Wireless

"Verizon Wireless is committed to bringing new jobs and continued growth to our state's booming technology sector. With the leadership of companies such as Verizon, we're expanding our workforce and creating new opportunities for Georgians, resulting in our state being recognized as the No. 1 state in the country in which to do business."

Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia

"This announcement from Verizon Wireless is wonderful news for the Atlanta region. The company is a long-time supporter of area job growth and they consistently step up in the economic development arena. We are proud that Verizon continues to hire our skilled workforce to fill its positions."

Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber

"As we continue to grow Georgia's economy, cutting edge technology companies like Verizon Wireless are critical to the production of innovative products and new jobs. Having lived in North Fulton for almost 20 years myself, I can attest to the area's appeal to qualified workers."

Senator Brandon Beach (R- Alpharetta), president and chief executive officer, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

"Since Verizon Wireless opened its doors in Alpharetta over 14 years ago, the company has been an integral part of the area's business and job growth. This announcement further solidifies Verizon's position as a leader in our city."

David Belle Isle, Mayor of Alpharetta, Georgia

"The city of Milton has enjoyed a long, thriving partnership with Verizon Wireless and these new jobs are going to bolster the economy and bring new people to our wonderful city, which recently was named as having the 'best quality of life' in Georgia."

Joe Lockwood, Mayor of Milton, Georgia

"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians. Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate's military experience. We believe their tangible and intangible skills add value to our company and help a veteran to thrive in a team environment like ours."

Beverly Mullins, executive director-human resources, Verizon Wireless

"The wireless industry has been one of the fastest growing markets across the globe. With our company's recent wins in both the RootMetrics and J.D. Power studies ranking us the best wireless company in Georgia, we are only going to see our business expand as consumers continue to rely heavily on their tablets, smartphones and other wireless offerings. At Verizon, we know the incredible talent available throughout the state of Georgia and we are committed to offering a thriving work environment in which employees can learn, grow and use their talents and skills to contribute to the success of our dynamic business."

Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama region, Verizon Wireless

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

For further information: Sheryl Sellaway, Verizon Wireless, 678.339.5564, Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com

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