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AT&T completes business negotiations to create 5,000 jobs

Some 5,000 jobs will be created under the terms of the merger with T-Mobile.

31 August 2011

AT&T is to bring 5,000 jobs back to the US that have been outsourced elsewhere if its merger with T-Mobile is successful.

As well as this, the completion of business negotiations will not result in any job losses for workers in US-based wireless call centres.

Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer, noted the news of the agreement - which may have taken considerable negotiation skill - is "good for our employees, our customers and our country".

It represents the largest commitment to employment by an individual American company since 2008.

"We're pleased that the T-Mobile merger allows us to bring 5,000 jobs back to the [country] and significantly increase our investment," Mr Stephenson stated.

As well as securing more roles for people, AT&T - which recently produced the world's thinnest 4G smartphone with Samsung - can also look forward to providing a better service for its customers as it will have access to additional wireless network capacity.

Posted by Ken Hayes

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