AT&T to ramp up its Texas U-verse workforce by 1,800

AT&T (NYSE: T) is addressing the growth of U-verse in Texas with plans to hire 1,800 new employees to augment the 35,000-person workforce it has in the state.

Among the three types of available positions that AT&T is advertising are installation technicians, customer service representatives, and retail sales consultants and store managers.

Between 2010 and 2012, AT&T said it invested more than $7 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks.

AT&T's workforce expansion in Texas and recently in other states such as Mississippi and South Carolina reflects the growth it continues to see in U-verse.

In Q1 2013, U-verse revenues rose 31.5 percent year-over-year and 5 percent sequentially. It added 232,000 U-verse TV subscribers, ending the quarter with a total of 4.8 million customers in service.

Stopping short of revealing any specific subscriber numbers, AT&T said during a recent financial analyst meeting that it was seeing stronger U-verse broadband and TV subscriptions in the second quarter compared to Q2 2012.

AT&T will announce its Q2 2013 earnings on July 23. 

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