News Release

Verizon Wireless Plans To Hire Nearly 300 By Year-End

Company continues rapid customer service job growth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 19, 2007

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Verizon Wireless is now hiring to fill nearly 300 new, full-time customer service positions in Albuquerque by the end of the year.

The Verizon Wireless Customer Service Center, located at 7000 Central Ave. SW, will host career fairs on August 22 and 27. Prior customer service experience is required and bi-lingual Spanish skills are desired.

The company offers highly competitive salaries and benefits. Interested applicants can visit www.verizonwireless.com/careers for more information.

There are also hiring opportunities in sales in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe markets.

Continued job growth
Verizon Wireless has created approximately 1,100 new, full-time positions in its Albuquerque support center in the last 18 months.

With the nearly 300 new jobs, Verizon Wireless expects to employ approximately 1,700 people in New Mexico in a variety of positions including customer service, sales and network. The company has 13 owned- and operated- retail locations throughout the state in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo.

A growing, leading business
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, is growing its workforce. The hiring is a direct result of the company's continued industry leadership in retail net customer additions, revenue growth, low churn (customer turnover), and profitability. More people use the Verizon Wireless brand than any other wireless brand.

Investing in network reliability
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $205 million in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas in the past six years to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities. The company has spent more than $40 billion nationwide on network investments over the last seven years.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 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 67,000 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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