AT&T bulking up U-verse workforce in Arkansas

As U-verse grows, so grows the U-verse workforce--and vice versa--so it's easy to assume U-verse is growing in Arkansas, where AT&T (NYSE: T) said it's looking to hire more than 75 people ranging from install technicians to sales consultants and CSRs. The new employees will join a total of about 2,200 AT&T employees already working in Arkansas, 250 of which are new hires this year.

"AT&T invested more than $700 million in our Arkansas wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2012, and the backbone of that service are our people who work to ensure that Arkansans enjoy a great wireless communications experience," Ed Drilling, AT&T's Arkansas state president, said in the press release.

That wireless experience, apparently, carries over into U-verse, because the release specifically calls out U-verse premises technicians--"responsible for the installation and customer care of U-verse integrated digital TV, high speed Internet and voice services," as among those who will be added the state's employee payroll.

The CSRs, who will work in call centers, will have more general responsibilities to sell and support new and existing AT&T customers, while the sales reps will be primarily concerned with wireless since they'll be located in the retail stores.

"[I]t is an exciting time to start a career with a leading company in one of the most dynamic industries in America," Drilling concluded.

For more:
- AT&T issued this press release

Related articles:
AT&T to hire 500 employees in Louisiana to support wireline, wireless services
AT&T U-verse to compete in Hattiesburg, Miss., with Comcast


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