AT&T to create 90 jobs in Wisconsin
- Associated Press
- November 1, 2013 - 5:35 PM
MILWAUKEE — AT&T plans to hire an additional 90 workers in Wisconsin, the Dallas-based telecommunications company said Friday.
The company said nearly 50 of the jobs will be in the Milwaukee area. An AT&T Wisconsin company spokesman said other new jobs will be statewide.
Eighty of the 90 jobs are new positions. Most of the jobs would be technical positions for installing AT&T's U-verse TV and internet service in customers' homes. The remainder would be various positions, including sales and administrative work.
AT&T already employs more than 3,500 people in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker, who was on hand for the announcement in Milwaukee, said it was the second time in three years he's been part of an AT&T event announcing additional jobs.
"Companies like AT&T realize that Wisconsin is open for business and are investing in the Wisconsin economy," Walker said in a news release.
Hiring is underway.
Many of the employees will be represented by Communication Workers of America Local 4603.
"It's great for us because we have lost so many jobs over the years. It's good to hear some positive news for a change," Local 4603 President George Walls told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
AT&T has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years on its Wisconsin wireless network. In the first half of 2013, the company spent nearly $140 million on wired and wireless improvements, AT&T Wisconsin President Scott VanderSanden said.
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