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Opportunities Abound For Those Seeking Employment With The Nation's Largest Wireless Carrier In North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Verizon Wireless is Hiring Over 200 Individuals in the Carolinas and Tennessee

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November 15, 2010

Karen Schulz
Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com
864-987-2006

GREENVILLE, SC — With mobile device use at an all-time high and an explosion in demand for wireless communications, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier with more than 79,000 employees nationwide, is adding 900 jobs across the country. Two hundred new positions will be added throughout SC, NC and TN. The new full-time positions, many of which are in company communications stores and customer service offices, offer highly competitive salaries, growth opportunities and benefits including health, dental and vision coverage that begins on the first day of employment.

“A growing customer base in the exciting world of wireless telecommunications has driven the need for additional skilled employees,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “We’re seeking exceptional people with positive attitudes that have a desire to serve and provide the best wireless experience to our more than 93 million customers.”

In South Carolina, Verizon was included in Columbia Business Monthly’s 2010 list of “Best Companies in the Midlands for Working Moms.” Nationally, Verizon Wireless has received many prestigious awards including being named to Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers for nine consecutive years. Other employment recognitions Verizon Wireless has received include being listed among IDG’s Computerworld annual Best Places to Work in IT list; BusinessWeek’s Best Company To Launch A Career list; LATINA Style’s list of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S; Black Enterprise magazine’s list of 40 Best Companies for Diversity; and the National Association of Female Executive’s list of Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.

In addition to healthcare coverage that begins on the first day of employment, Verizon Wireless employees are offered a 401(k) program with a six percent company match of the employee’s contribution, annual bonus program, profit sharing, merit increases, tuition assistance, adoption assistance and access to health and wellness programs.

Some of the creative work-life balance benefits Verizon Wireless employees enjoy include:

  • Education Reimbursement Program: encourages employees to further education and helps lessen the burden of paying for school and working simultaneously.
  • An additional $1500 in pay to bilingual employees in key sales and customer service jobs.
  • Volunteer matching program that donates $750 to a non-profit organization of the employee’s choosing for time spent volunteering.
  • The Verizon Foundation offers educational scholarships to employees’ children; matches employee donations to non-profit organizations; and matches employee volunteer hours at non-profits with grants to those organizations.

To apply for one of the 200+ available positions in the Carolinas and Tennessee, visit http://careersatverizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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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