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Verizon Wireless will be hiring in Redmond, other cities

Verizon Wireless is adding 74 full-time retail employees in the Pacific Northwest before April 16. The positions will be based primarily in the Seattle, Portland and Spokane areas, including Redmond. Interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com.

The new positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment and participation in the company's 401(k) program with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to six percent of an employee's salary contribution.

Verizon, which employs 1,200 in Washington and 500 in Oregon, offers tuition assistance of up to $8,000 per year, plus adoption assistance and bonuses. The company promotes work/life balance by providing assistance in caring for children or family members who are ill, and vacation/personal days starting immediately. Verizon Wireless has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for 13 straight years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT."

"Verizon Wireless is a growing company in an exciting industry, and we are expanding in Washington and Oregon," said Bobby Morrison, Pacific Northwest regional president for Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to offering resources to all our employees that help them enjoy work and grow their careers without sacrificing the things that are most important to their families." Verizon Wireless actively recruits military veterans.

"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians," said Michele Brookshire of Verizon's Talent Acquisitions Team. "Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate's military experience. We believe those sometimes intangible skills add value to our company and help a veteran to thrive in a team environment like ours."

 

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