AT&T (NYSE: T) has turned its hiring drive to Wisconsin where it is looking hire 90 people, including 80 technicians, to support the growth of its U-verse TV and broadband services in the state.
Fifty of the jobs are available in the Milwaukee area.
During the first half of this year, AT&T invested nearly $140 million in its wireless and wired networks in Wisconsin. These initiatives are driven by its larger $14 billion Project VIP program.
The service provider announced similar hiring drives in six other states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
U-verse has become the most dominant piece of AT&T's revenue mix. In Q3 2013, it represented 54 percent of the telco's wireline consumer revenues, up from 43 percent in Q2 2012.
The service had an effect on the third quarter's consumer and business wireline revenues, particularly SMBs. Consumer U-verse revenues grew 27.2 percent year over year and were up 4.7 percent vs. the second quarter of 2013. In the business market, AT&T added a "record" 97,000 business U-verse high speed broadband subscribers.
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