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AT&T Plans to Hire Over 500 in Louisiana

In what Gov. Bobby Jindal calls “great news for the entire state,” AT&T announced Sunday that it is currently looking to fill more than 500 job openings in Louisiana, including more than 450 new jobs. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/.

“By working together, we are making Louisiana one of the best places in the country for businesses to invest, grow, and create jobs,” said Gov. Jindal. “These new technology-related jobs are great news for our entire state.”

Many of the new positions are the result of AT&T’s recently announced Project Velocity IP (Project VIP), a three-year, multi-billion dollar investment plan to expand and enhance its national wireless and wired IP broadband networks.

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As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems and more than 40,000 small cells.

“For more than 130 years, AT&T and the State of Louisiana have grown together,” said Sonia Perez, president, AT&T Louisiana. “We are thankful to Governor Jindal for his work to create an environment in the state where companies are able to invest and create jobs.”

While the majority of current openings are network jobs, AT&T also is hiring for mobility retail and call center positions.

Photo courtesy: AT&T

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