|By PR Newswire||
|February 18, 2014 12:01 AM EST||
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that the company is seeking applicants to fill more than 240 jobs around Ohio, including nearly 150 new jobs. This comes as the company totals its 2013 hires in Ohio at more than 930, including positions in IT/engineering, retail, technician, call center, business solutions, and corporate support categories.
The hirings reflect AT&T's continuing investment in its Ohio network and team. In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $225 million in its networks in Ohio. AT&T invested more than $1.5 billion in its Ohio wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.
"Ohio's broadband network is one of the most important infrastructure components for our state's economy and for our residents' ability to succeed at work and at home," said Ohio House Democratic Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard. "I'm excited to hear that AT&T is creating new good-paying jobs with benefits throughout the Buckeye State, many of which are focused on the build out of their broadband network."
'We're pleased to learn that most of these are new Union job opportunities at AT&T," said Linda L. Hinton, Vice President, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4. "As Ohio continues to rebuild its economy, these Union jobs are important to working families and to consumers and businesses, who will benefit from these investments in AT&T's networks."
AT&T's 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 networks. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.
AT&T jobs are among the best in the world and full- and part-time positions include competitive wages and benefits. AT&T currently employs nearly 7,000 employees throughout Ohio 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 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.
"AT&T continues to expand its customer base in Ohio and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect of the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network," said Adam Grzybicki, President of AT&T Ohio. "As part our commitment to this level of customer service and to support our growth in Ohio we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome these hundreds of Ohioans to the AT&T family."
AT&T innovates and has invested more in the U.S. than any other public company over the past six years (2008-2013). From 2008 to 2013, AT&T invested more than $140 billion, when you combine capital and spectrum acquisitions. Over the past six years, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. Investing in our wireless network continues to be a priority. Investment in our wireless and wireline networks for 2014 is expected to be in the $21 billion range, with increased spending in wireless. In a September 2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of "Investment Heroes" that are investing capital in the U.S.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Ohio 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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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
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