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Verizon Wireless Announces Hiring Effort to Bring 322 Jobs to Houston

To support the company’s rapid growth, Verizon Wireless is looking to hire 322 full-time employees in Houston this year. While more than 300 of the available positions are for retail opportunities at Verizon Wireless locations, the company is also filling business-to-business (B2B) sales roles. The positions will be based across the Houston area and interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com.

“Verizon Wireless’ announcement of opening more than 300 new jobs in Houston is outstanding news and further proof of the City’s continued growing economy,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “We applaud Verizon’s longtime investment in the greater Houston community and the company’s commitment to making Houston one of the best places to work.”

Verizon Wireless offers industry-leading benefits

The 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 six percent of an employee's salary contribution.

"Verizon Wireless is a growing company in an exciting industry, and we are expanding here in Houston," said Krista Bourne, president - Houston/Gulf Coast Region for Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to offering resources to all our employees that help them enjoy work and grow their careers without sacrificing the things that are most important to their families."

Verizon Wireless, which employs more than 800 employees in Houston, and over 72,000 employees company-wide, has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for thirteen straight years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT." CivilianJobs.com named Verizon Wireless 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.

Verizon Wireless actively recruits military veterans

"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians," said Deeone McKeithan, associate director - Human Resources of the Houston/Gulf Coast Region for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate's military experience. We believe the tangible and intangible skills add value to our company and help a veteran to thrive in a team environment like ours."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 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://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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