News Release

Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand Local Workforce At Job Fair In Totowa, New Jersey

Growth in Hispanic Population and Customer Base Fuels Search for Bilingual Employees

October 8, 2006

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212

Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Verizon Wireless, America's leading wireless provider, is seeking highly-qualified applicants to fill hundreds of customer-facing positions now available in the company's business sales, telesales and Communications Store teams throughout the New York Metro area. The company plans to hire nearly 700 employees this year to keep pace with the growing demand for its wireless voice and data products and services.

The Totowa job fair will take place Wednesday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Bethwood, on Lackawanna Avenue.

Among the new full-and part-time employees being sought are English-Spanish speaking candidates to meet the needs of the New York Metro area's growing Hispanic population.

The company offers highly competitive salaries and benefits that include health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to 6 percent of salary, profit-sharing, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, annual bonuses, and long-term incentive plans. Employees also can take advantage of numerous opportunities for career advancement.

Job requirements include one-to-two years of retail sales or service experience. A college degree is highly desirable. To learn more, interested candidates may visit the company's website at www.verizonwireless.com/careers

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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