Governor, Verizon Wireless announce 400 new jobs

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Business Council of Alabama member Verizon Wireless plans to hire 400 full-time employees at the state call center headquarters in Huntsville and other north Alabama areas.

Verizon Wireless and Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced company plans to hire more than 300 full time customer service-related positions at the call center in Huntsville and fill 100 retail positions in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan. Most of the retail jobs will be in the Huntsville area and in Cullman, Decatur, Florence, Guntersville, and Madison, the company said.

“Today’s announcement that Verizon will create over 400 jobs in Alabama is a testament to the strength of the pro-business climate we have worked hard to create in Alabama,” Governor Bentley said Tuesday. “When successful companies are able to expand and create more jobs, Alabamians have an opportunity for a better future. Alabama’s relationship with Verizon is strong, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the company.”

Verizon said its 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,” said Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless. “At Verizon, we know the incredible talent available throughout the state of Alabama 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 said it actively recruits military veterans. “Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate’s military experience,” said Beverly Mullins, executive director – Human Resources, Verizon Wireless.

Verizon employs more than 1,600 people in Alabama and more than 176,000 company-wide.

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