Verizon Seeks to Hire 29 Bilingual Customer Contact Representatives

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Verizon is seeking to hire 29 bilingual consumer sales consultants and business customer representatives to better serve customers who prefer to speak Spanish, Mandarin or Korean.

Successful applicants will help customers set up new service, change their service, and recommend services and products that meet the customers' specific needs.

Positions are available for 24 fluent Spanish speakers, four fluent Mandarin speakers and one fluent Korean speaker. The jobs, which also require fluent English, are all based in Santa Monica.

Interested candidates can talk with Verizon representatives during an information and testing session scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Verizon's offices at 1314 7th St., Santa Monica. To attend this event, candidates must register at http://www.verizon.com/careers and select the Feb. 28 test date. Other test dates are also available for registration at the Web site.

Candidates must be available to work flexible hours between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wages range from $16.13 to $24.37 per hour, depending on an applicant's experience and education. The positions offer an excellent benefits package including paid training, company-paid medical, dental and life insurance, retirement package, tuition reimbursement and a generous incentives program.

More information is available at www.verizon.com/careers.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 59 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of approximately 242,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.