News Release

Verizon Wireless To Hire 175 New Employees In Southeastern Michigan

Company Expands Customer Service And Financial Service Departments, Increases Office Space By 27%

February 21, 2007

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Alan Upchurch
For Verizon Wireless
aupchurch@marxlayne.com  
248-855-6777

SOUTHFIELD, MI — Verizon Wireless announced today it is adding 175 new positions in southeastern Michigan by June 2007 as it expands its Customer Service and Financial Service departments by 100 and 75 employees, respectively. The jobs include openings for customer service representatives, financial services representatives, coordinators, analysts, trainers, supervisors, associate directors and one manager.

To accommodate the larger departments, Verizon Wireless is building out an additional 30,030 square feet in its existing Southfield regional headquarters, bringing the company's total square footage to nearly 143,000 square feet. Verizon Wireless is located in The First Center at 26935 Northwestern Hwy.

"These new jobs are an important component of our ongoing commitment to provide the best customer service in the industry," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/ Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "To stay ahead of our growing customer base, we added about 200 sales and service positions throughout metropolitan Detroit last year alone. We look forward to continuing to grow our business with the people of this community."

Verizon Wireless is the wireless leader in customer loyalty and satisfaction. It has the lowest customer turnover rate of any national carrier and is rated at the top of more third-party surveys of customer satisfaction than any of its competitors.

A Great Place to Work
Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the United States. In the past year alone, the company has been recognized by independent experts and organizations including:

  • Working Mother magazine, "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers"
  • The Wellness Councils of America, "Gold Well Workplace"
  • IDG's Computerworld, "100 Best Places to Work in IT "
  •  DiversityBusiness.com, "America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities"
  • Training magazine, "Training Top 100"

Along with a highly competitive pay and bonus structure, the positions offer a generous benefits package, including health benefits beginning on the first day of employment; merit increases; profit-sharing; dollar-for-dollar 401(k) company match up to six percent of salary; tuition reimbursement; employee wireless phone discount program; and access to a company-owned Health and Wellness Center with state-of-the-art gym equipment.

While not required for all positions, a college degree and customer-service experience are highly desired. Potential applicants interested in working at Verizon Wireless can learn more about these current job openings by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/careers.  

For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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