Sprint Adding Jobs as Samsung Epic 4G Prepares to Debut Tuesday

New call-center hires have been rare for telcos since the economy went into its tailspin two years ago, but Sprint says its adding up to 100 new jobs in anticipation of increased interest in the carriers new 4G devices, which include the HTC EVO and the Samsung Epic.

The jobs are at Sprints Englewood, Colo., facility. The company will meet with prospective employees at an all-day, on-site hiring event Tuesday. It will allow candidates interested in management, business wireless customer care or technical support to learn more about the positions.

Sprint 4G service is available in 45 markets and is growing. The No. 3 U.S. carrier, in terms of customers, beat its toughest competitors to the punch with 4G. Verizon Wireless is expected to launch its LTE network by the end of the year, and were not expecting to see AT&Ts 4G launch until 2011. The HTC EVO, the first 4G phone, debuted to solid reviews and decent sales. The Samsung Epic, the carriers second 4G smartphone, becomes available Tuesday.

“Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to launch 4G,” said Wanda Satryb, vice president, Business Customer Service and Technical Support, Sprint, “and our employees are essential in ensuring customers have a great experience with our products and services. It is especially pleasing that this hiring initiative offers an opportunity to positively impact both the lives of current job-seekers and the local economy.”

The Englewood call center handles multiple lines of business, including Account Services and Business Care. Learn more at Sprint’s career center.

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