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Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand Local Workforce At Job Fair In Essex County, New Jersey

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

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October 8, 2008

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Gisela López
gisela.lopez@vivianipr.com  
973-968-7928

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, 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/New Jersey Metro area.

The Essex County job fair will take place Friday, Oct.17, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the N.J. Institute of Technology located at 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, N.J.

Among the new full- and part-time employees being sought are English-Spanish speaking candidates to meet the needs of the New York/New Jersey Metro area’s growing Hispanic population.

Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the United States. For the past eight years, Verizon Wireless has been named to Working Mother Magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” list. For seven consecutive years, the company has been named to Training Magazine’s annual list of “Top 125 Training Organizations in America” and was the highest ranked wireless company on the list in 2008, coming in at #4. (For more information, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/awards2008).  

The company offers highly competitive salaries and benefits including 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 contribution, 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 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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