News Release

Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand Local Workforce At Long Island, New York Job Fair March 21

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

March 13, 2007

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Melinda McLoughlin
melinda.mcloughlin@vivianipr.com  
908-581-5088

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless, America's leading wireless provider, is seeking highly-qualified applicants to fill customer-facing positions now available in the company's business sales, telesales and Communications Store teams throughout the New York Metro area. Locally, the company hired more than 800 employees last year to keep pace with the growing demand for its wireless voice and data products and services.

The Hauppauge, Long Island job fair will take place at the Islandia Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located at 3635 Express Drive North, the Islandia Marriott is at Exit 58 off the Long Island Expressway/I-495.

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 six percent of the employee's salary, profit-sharing, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, 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 Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 59 million customers. The largest US 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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