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AT&T to Create About 100 New Jobs in OKC

June 28, 2013


AT&T will bring 100 new project management jobs to Oklahoma City as it
expands its business services division.

"Oklahoma is a great place to do business," said Bryan Gonterman, president of
AT&T Oklahoma. "Our company could have placed these jobs anywhere in the
country, and we chose Oklahoma City. We plan to create more than 100 jobs in
Oklahoma. The friendly business climate, high quality of life and excellent
workforce make this state a place I'm proud to call home and my company is
excited to invest in."

The jobs will put AT&T in a position to take advantage of state and local job
creation incentives such as Oklahoma's Quality Jobs program, which gives
qualified companies rebates on up to five percent of new taxable payroll.

The company is now in talks about available incentives with the Oklahoma
Department of Commerce and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Gonterman said.

The announcement was made at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber in a news
conference Thursday attended by Gov. Mary Fallin and Mayor Mick Cornett.

In her remarks, Fallin praised low taxes and workers' compensation reform for
making the state an attractive place for businesses to expand.

"We have worked very hard to create a business-friendly environment that can
attract employers like AT&T," Fallin said.

The average pay for the jobs will be $41,000 a year. Gonterman said 25 people
are already hired and that he hopes to add another 50 or so by the end of the
year. About 25 more would be hired after the start of 2014, he said.

AT&T employs about 4,000 statewide, including about 2,000 in Oklahoma City. The
new operations will be based at the AT&T center, 14101 Wireless Way, near the
John Kilpatrick Turnpike and North Portland Avenue, where 600 employees are
currently stationed.

For Oklahoma City resident Renee Pitts, one of the new project managers AT&T has
already hired, the jobs mean an opportunity for her to advance her career in the
metro area.

"I love Oklahoma City, so I am really glad that AT&T is expanding here," Pitts
said.

Applicants for entry level management positions can find more information at the company's career website, att.jobs.


Source: (c)2013 The Oklahoman. Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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