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24 March 2014

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

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."

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 6 percent of an employee's salary contribution.

"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 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.

"This announcement from Verizon Wireless is wonderful news for the Atlanta region," said Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. "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."