AT&T encouraging job applications from veterans

AT&T is encouraging job-seeking veterans to apply with the company as it looks to fill more than 180 positions in South Florida. More than 65 of the positions are wire technician jobs, nearly 40 are retail and 75-plus are call center positions. The company is also holding a recruitment event for its call center openings on Thursday, 9 a.m.–11 a.m., at CareerSource Broward (Central Center), 2610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. AT&T encourages those interested in attending to apply online at beforehand.

In April 2013, AT&T announced plans to hire 5,000 veterans and their family members over the next five years. In November 2013, the company doubled the commitment to 10,000. To date, AT&T has hired more than 5,000 veterans since January 2013. In a statement, AT&T said that it actively recruits veteran job seekers because they possess valuable leadership and technology experience, understand teamwork, adapt quickly and bring creativity and problem-solving skills to the table. AT&T also recruits student veterans and junior military officers into its Leadership Development Programs.

For more information, visit From the site, applicants can ask for help with finding positions that would be a good fit for them. Additionally, our Careers for Veterans program can pair up members of Veterans Employee Resource Group with veterans moving into civilian life to give them career advice on the private sector.