AT&T seeking 100 employees in second South Carolina hiring drive
AT&T (NYSE: T) is seeking candidates to fill almost 100 positions in South Carolina, including 60 new technician and retail positions across the state to support ongoing network investments and customer service.
South Carolina has been one of AT&T's major investment targets.
During the first half of this year, the service provider spent nearly $150 million on the state's wireless and wireline networks. This complements the $850 million it invested in these networks between 2010 and 2012.
This is the second hiring drive the telco has made in South Carolina. In May, it announced plans to hire 70 new employees as it expands both its wireless LTE network and wireline U-verse services throughout the state.
Similar to other states where AT&T is expanding its employee base, the hiring drive in South Carolina is being driven by its Project Velocity IP (Project VIP) initiative, a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance AT&T's wireless and wireline IP broadband networks.
While it won't announce its Q3 earnings until after the market closes on Wednesday, U-verse and next-gen business services have consistently driven its wireline revenues in recent quarters. During the second quarter, U-verse revenues rose 2.4 percent to $5.6 billion, while Ethernet and IP VPN services, which represent an $8.4 billion revenue stream, rose 15 percent.
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