The Texas job market continues to blaze new trails. In January, Texas-based AT&T announced that it is hiring for more than 1,000 jobs—providing the latest testament to the positive impact that the state’s pro-business climate is having on job creation, including right here in San Antonio.
The AT&T positions – more than 400 here in San Antonio alone – include technicians, customer service representatives and retail sales associates. Nearly half of the jobs are newly created and all will play an important role in the continued development of communications infrastructure across the state.
“These jobs and our continued investment in our home state are, in large part, a result of the smart, forward-looking regulatory environment created by Governor Rick Perry and Texas legislators,” said Dave Nichols, President of AT&T-Texas. “Lawmakers have done a masterful job building a regulatory environment that fosters job creation and innovation, and that encourages companies like AT&T to continue investing in Texas.”
AT&T employs more than 35,000 Texans (including more than 3,600 in the greater San Antonio area), with a payroll of more than $2.9 billion in 2012. As of March 2013, AT&T operated 215 company-owned retail locations in the state.
In San Antonio, AT&T invests in and gives back in a myriad of ways, contributing to the local economy, jobs and an improved quality of life. Notably, AT&T, its employees and retirees have made an impact on San Antonio:
- AT&T has invested more than $450 million from 2011 to 2013 in its San Antonio area network to enhance speed, reliability and performance for customers;
- Between 2010 and 2012, combined AT&T Foundation and corporate giving was more than $16 million; and
- Deeply committed to their local community, AT&T Pioneers, employees and retirees volunteered more than 2 million hours of personal time for San Antonio area community outreach in 2012.
Nichols said AT&T looks forward to expanding its employee base in Texas, noting, “We understand that the backbone of our service is our people—the men and women who work to ensure that Texans enjoy a great wireless communications experience.”
To view a full list of AT&T jobs available across Texas, click here