05 Feb AT&T tech rollout will bring 200 jobs to Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wis. – AT&T Wisconsin will create 200 new union jobs in Milwaukee to support the rollout of a new Internet-based video service that soon will be available in the Milwaukee area.
In making the announcement, Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin, and Seth Rosen, regional vice president of Communications Workers of America (CWA), said the new jobs will be located at an AT&T facility at 804 N. Milwaukee St.
AT&T, which already has call centers in Milwaukee, has launched the new video service in 11 markets as an alternative to local cable providers. VanderSanden said the company expects strong demand for the product, known as AT&T U-verse. It will integrate digital TV, high-speed Internet, and voice services over an Internet Protocol (IP) platform.
AT&T will begin hiring for the new positions this year, and it expects the majority of new employees to staff U-verse call centers by year’s end. The workers will provide technical support to customers and field technicians.
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