News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues To Expand Operations In New Mexico

Company expects to fill more than 200 Customer Service positions by year-end

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August 17, 2008

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

Albuquerque, NM — According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued last month, job growth in New Mexico is flat. Not at Verizon Wireless. The company with the highest customer loyalty continues to hire for available positions in its less than two-year old Albuquerque Customer Service Center.

The hiring is a direct result of Verizon Wireless’ continued industry leadership in retail customer growth, revenue growth, low churn (customer turnover) and profitability.

Continued job growth
Verizon Wireless is one of New Mexico’s largest employers with more than 1,400 people serving customers in a variety of positions including customer service, sales and network. The company has 13 owned- and operated- retail locations throughout the state.

How to apply
The application process and additional information is online. Interested applicants should visit www.verizonwireless.com/careers to learn more and submit their application. Prior customer service experience required and Bilingual Spanish skills are desirable.

Additionally, the company will be holding three onsite Career Fairs at the Albuquerque Center located at 7000 Central Ave. SW (Central and Coors). Attendees can meet with Human Resources representatives, complete applications, and learn more about available positions.

Career Fairs will be held:

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
August 20, 2008

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 3, 2008

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
September 10, 2008

Career development and benefits
Verizon Wireless has set the standard for customer service in the wireless industry and provides a best-in-class work environment with career development opportunities.

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
  • Long-term incentive plans
  • Career progression and advancement opportunities
  • Discounted employee phone program

Verizon Wireless has received recognition as a leading employer including a Workplace Excellence award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence and has been named a “Working Mother 100 Best Company” by Working Mother magazine for seven consecutive years.

Investing in network reliability
Verizon Wireless is the builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network. The company has invested more than $245 million in its New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, network in the past seven years to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities. During the same time period, Verizon Wireless has spent more than $45 billion on network investments nationwide.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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