AT&T Continues Hiring Drive In Ohio; About 300 Jobs Currently Available; Military Veterans Sought

   AT&T Continues Hiring Drive In Ohio; About 300 Jobs Currently Available;
                           Military Veterans Sought

Nearly 840 Ohioans hired by AT&T in past year as consumer demand for wireless
and broadband grows; positions available in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus,
Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown and more

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced that the
company is seeking applicants to fill about 300 jobs in Ohio, including nearly
200 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 Ohio. In the first ten months of 2013, AT&T hired nearly 840
Ohioans to meet continued growth of wireless and broadband services in the


As a part of its hiring drive in Ohio 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.

"I'm happy to see AT&T increasing their infrastructure and workforce
investment in Ohio by directly investing in our military veterans. They're a
company that clearly recognizes the unique skills that veterans have to offer
in any number of fields," said Timothy C. Gorrell, Director of the Ohio
Department of Veterans Services. "Jobs in the communications industry offer a
great opportunity for veterans to showcase what they can do. Both AT&T and our
state will be well served to see veterans counted in the numbers of Ohioans
hired by the company."

In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $225 million in its
networks in Ohio. 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 in 2012 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 first half 2013 network investment builds on the more than $1.5 billion
that AT&T invested in its Ohio wireless and wired networks from 2010 through

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 7,000
employees throughout Ohio 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 in 2013. 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 in 2013 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 Ohio 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 Adam
Grzybicki, President of AT&T Ohio. "As part our commitment to this level of
customer service and to support our growth in Ohio we are pleased to have the
opportunity to welcome about 300 Ohioans to the AT&T family."

To see the available positions in Ohio 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 Ohio 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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the nation's most reliable 4G LTE 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^®
brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one
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