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AT&T looks to hire 120 in Charlotte

AT&T said Monday that it is looking to fill 400 positions in North Carolina, including roughly 120 in Charlotte, as the company expands its wireless network.

Roughly 250 of the jobs will be new. AT&T spokesman Josh Gelinas said normal turnover has created the other 150 openings, most of which are sales positions.

About half of the Charlotte jobs will be new, he said, adding that the openings in the city range from senior-level positions that require advanced education and experience to entry-level ones.

Most of the 400 jobs stem from the company’s Project VIP, Gelinas said. A component of that project is the company’s U-verse service, which provides digital television, high-speed Internet connection and digital home-phone service.

Gelinas said the company is making the hires to help expand U-verse service in existing markets with plans to grow to other areas in North Carolina. U-verse is currently offered in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh regions.

AT&T employs roughly 7,000 in North Carolina. Gelinas would not disclose how many the company employs in Charlotte.

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