News Release

Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand New York Metro Workforce At Job Fairs In Rockland County, New York

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

April 4, 2007

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

Melinda McLoughlin
Melinda.mcloughlin@vivianipr.com
973-830-7397

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.

Two job fairs will be held at colleges in Rockland County next week. The first will take place Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Romano Hall on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College, located at 125 Rt. 340 in Sparkill, NY. A second job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dominican College, 470 Western Highway in Orangeburg, NY.

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.

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's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and DiversityBusiness.com's Tops for Diversity.

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 website at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data 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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