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Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand Local Workforce At Job Fair In Manhattan, New York

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

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November 2, 2008

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

ORANGEBURG, NY — 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 Metro area.

The Manhattan job fair will take place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Manhattan Center located at 311 West 34th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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. For example, for seven consecutive years, Verizon Wireless has been named to Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” list and to Training magazine’s annual list of “Top 125 Training Organizations in America.” In 2008, the company was the highest ranked wireless company on the list, coming in at #4. (For more information visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/awards2008.html) Most recently, Verizon Wireless was listed as one of the "Ten Best Places to Work" by both the Hudson Valley Magazine and Rockland Magazine.

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 6 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 Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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