Verizon Wireless To Hire 900 New Workers

Fresh off reports that Verizon will hire 200 people to staff a call center in Pittsburgh, Verizon Wireless says its adding 900 jobs to its national payroll.

The carrier cites mobile devices and an explosion in demand for wireless communications as reasons for the hires. Verizon Wireless currently employs about 79,000 people, so 900 jobs amounts to a little more than a 1 percent increase in staff nationwide. Two hundred of the new positions will be added throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee. The company says the new, full-time positions are mostly in Verizon Wireless stores and customer service offices, and offer highly competitive salaries, growth opportunities and benefits including health, dental and vision coverage that begin on the first day of employment.

“A growing customer base in the exciting world of wireless telecommunications has driven the need for additional skilled employees,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “We’re seeking exceptional people with positive attitudes that have a desire to serve and provide the best wireless experience to our more than 93 million customers.”

Verizon Wireless employees are offered a 401(k) program with a 6 percent company match, an annual bonus program, profit sharing, merit increases, tuition assistance, adoption assistance and access to health and wellness programs.

There was speculation last month that Verizon Wireless could be looking to hire as many as 1,700 employees in the near future to handle added customers due to the much-rumored Verizon iPhone, which most analysts believe is coming early next year.

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