AT&T to employ another 1,000 workers

June 16, 2013 by  

Global telecommunications leader AT&T has announced it is to create a further 1,000 positions throughout Georgia. It will come as great news to many Snellville residents still looking for work, and could herald the need for a good deal of business card printing in the state.

In yet another sign of the continuing return to strength of the state’s and the nation’s economy, the news was announced by Governor Nathan Deal, who said that 600 new permanent positions, as well as many other part-time positions, would be created. He went on to say that recruitment for the roles would start immediately.

There are opportunities for folks with many different skills, as AT&T looks to employ people in customer support, network construction, maintenance, and retail positions. Other positions in the corporate back office will also be filled.

Announcing the news, a statement issued by Deal’s office said:

“These jobs will provide opportunities for our citizens in one of the fastest-growing parts of the Georgia economy and will help build critical communications infrastructure and provide customer support.

The statement went on to say that both the wages and the benefits in the staff packages will be competitive.

The newly created positions come on the back of AT&T’s major investment program over the next three years. A multibillion dollar plan, it is expanding both its wired and wireless IP broadband networks.

Once all positions have been filled, it will take the total number of people employed by the telecoms firm in Georgia to over 22,000.