AT&T to hire 10,000, Sprint to add 2,500 veterans

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AT&T plans to hire 10,000 veterans — targeting 20,000 by 2020, the telecom network operator announced at today’s White House Joining Forces event.

At the event, 50 technology companies collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

Between 2013 and 2015, AT&T hired 10,000 veterans. AT&T is doubling that commitment and pledged to hire an additional 10,000 veterans by 2020.

Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer, AT&T, said: “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.”

Sprint plans to hire 2,500 military veterans during the next five years. Sprint is one of more than 50 U.S. telecommunications and technology organizations that pledged to hire a combined 100,000 veterans or military spouses by the end of 2021.

Sandy Price, senior vice president of Human Resources at Sprint, said: “Veterans have valuable and unique skills which strengthen our workforce. It is important that we provide rewarding professional opportunities, and a supportive work environment, for veterans and their spouses and partners.”

Sprint’s military recruitment program focuses on hiring veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, as well as active members in the military and their spouses or other family members.

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