AT&T planning to bring hundreds of jobs to Inland Empire

Company says workforce expansion needed to meet growing demand

POSTED: 03:07 PM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 03:07 PM PST Mar 07, 2013 
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

Telecommunications giant AT&T today announced plans to hire more than 500 workers in the inland region and throughout California in what company officials describe as a workforce expansion to meet growing demand for the carrier's products and services.

"I'm proud that AT&T is creating new job opportunities in Riverside," AT&T California President Ken McNeely said. "As a leader in communications technology, we are investing across California to empower, engage and transform the way people interact with each other and the world around them."

According to McNeely, the telecom needs technicians for full-time spots with contracts that extend to three years. New hires will also be considered for other career pportunities within the company, he said.

The positions are being generated in response to demand for U-verse, which can include high-speed Internet, digital television options and telephone services, according to AT&T.

The Dallas-based telecom has invested more than $300 million in wireless and wireline networks in the Riverside metropolitan area over the past three years, AT&T officials said.

Job seekers can find out more by visiting www.att.jobs/TERMtechnicians.

Successful candidates will receive paid on-the-job training, as well as benefits, according to the company.