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May 5 - AT&T announces increasing hiring of veterans

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Coastal Empire News Staff Report

May 5, 2016 - Doubling its military hiring commitment, AT&T* has announced it plans to hire an additional 10,000 veterans for a total of 20,000 by 2020, announced at today's White House Joining Forces event, along with more than 50 other companies dedicated to hiring and training veterans and military spouses.

The companies collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

"Military experience is great preparation for a successful career at AT&T. Veterans' leadership, integrity and commitment to service make them outstanding employees," said Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer, AT&T. "We're proud to have added 10,000 of these men and women to our team since 2013, and we look forward to hiring another 10,000 by 2020."

AT&T actively focuses on recruiting veterans into career paths because the experience and skills gained through military service are an invaluable contribution to the workforce.

"It is an honor to have so many men and women who have served in our nation's Armed Forces working with AT&T in Georgia. We are thankful for their service to our country, and are certainly grateful that they are working as part of AT&T Georgia's team to meet the modern communications needs of Georgia's businesses and residents, turning our billions of dollars in investments in the state into the high-speed connections that help to drive our economy and keep our communities connected," said Bill Leahy, president of AT&T Georgia. "The skills and experience that our veterans possess make them strong assets on our team, and our company benefits tremendously from their presence on our team."

Once veterans are hired, AT&T helps ensure they have the skills needed to grow their career and succeed as an employee in the every-evolving technology landscape. The AT&T veterans' employee resource group also serves more than 9,000 members and creates an instant community for veterans. This includes mentoring and helping other veterans in their transition process.

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