AT&T Continues Hiring Drive In Tennessee; More Than 130 Jobs Currently Available; Military Veterans Sought

    AT&T Continues Hiring Drive In Tennessee; More Than 130 Jobs Currently
                     Available; Military Veterans Sought

Nearly 800 Tennesseans hired by AT&T so far this year as consumer demand for
wireless and broadband grows

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced that the
company is seeking applicants to fill more than 130 jobs in the Tennessee,
including nearly 50 new jobs. The positions will be primarily focused on
customer service, retail and technician positions and are a result of AT&T's
continued investment in Tennessee. So far this year, AT&T has invested more
than $175 million in its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee and hired
about 800 Tennesseans to meet continued growth of wireless and broadband
services in the state.


As a part of its hiring drive in Tennessee and across the country, AT&T is
looking to hire 10,000 military veterans and their families in the next five
years. The company has established a Military Talent Attraction team, which
focuses on promoting AT&T's career opportunities to veterans and educating
managers across AT&T on the benefits of hiring military veterans.

"The investment AT&T is making in their wireless and wired networks is
essential to spurring Tennessee's economy and creating jobs," said Lt.
Governor Ron Ramsey. "In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks
create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education,
transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic section."

"Consumers and businesses are using more wireless and broadband services
creating career opportunities for more Tennesseans," said Speaker Beth
Harwell. "Whether you are a young person completing your education or a
current worker looking for a career change, jobs in the communications
industry are great options with great future prospects."

In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $175 million in its
wireless and wired networks in Tennessee. The investments included deployment
of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across
the state as a part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment
plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. The
company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides
ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.

The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the nearly $1.4 billion
that AT&T has invested in its Tennessee wireless and wired networks from 2010
through 2012.

AT&T jobs are among the best in the world and full- and part-time positions
include competitive wages and benefits. AT&T currently employs nearly 5400
employees throughout Tennessee and consistently hires new talent. AT&T is
regularly recognized for training and development programs that are among the
best in the country, and invested about $280 million training employees and
about $26.6 million in tuition aid during 2012. AT&T is committed to and has
been recognized for diversity and veteran recruiting.

Hiring our nation's heroes is a priority for our company. In April 2013, we
announced that we are stepping up our veteran recruiting efforts with the goal
of hiring 5,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities
over the next five years, consistent with our commitment to equal employment

More than 3,600 veterans have already started new careers at AT&T across the
country so far this year. And with veterans' skills proving to be a good fit
for the company's needs, AT&T is doubling its hiring goal for veterans and
their family members to 10,000 over the next five years, consistent with its
commitment to equal employment opportunities.

About 55 percent of the veterans hired by AT&T this year made their transition
to the private sector as technicians. Project Velocity IP, the company's
investment plan to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks, is driving
technician hiring needs.

Other veterans and their family members are finding positions across AT&T as
IT professionals, retail and call center representatives, project managers,
financial analysts, supply chain managers and more. And a select corps of
junior officers and college-educated noncommissioned officers are being
recruited into AT&T leadership development programs.

The self-discipline, teamwork and skills gained as a member of the armed
forces allows for a successful transition to a career with AT&T, where many of
those same values are part of our everyday culture. The program has been
recognized by Electronic Recruiting Exchange as the Best Military Talent
Program, and AT&T is included in the G.I. Jobs 2013 Top Military Friendly
Employers, our eighth year on that list.

"AT&T continues to expand its customer base in Tennessee and invest in our
network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have
come to expect of the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network," said
Joelle Phillips, President of AT&T Tennessee. "As part our commitment to this
level of customer service and to support our growth in Tennessee we are
pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more than 130 Tennesseans to the
AT&T family."

To see the available positions in Tennessee and to apply for open positions,
please visit Military veterans can learn
more about careers at AT&T here.

Over the past five years, AT&T investednearly $98billion into operations
across the U.S., more than any other publiccompany. In a July 2012 report,
the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S.
"Investment Heroes."

For more information about AT&T's coverage in Tennessee or anywhere in the
U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool,
AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address,
intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless
network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is
one of the most advanced in the world.

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