Verizon to Hire 240 Customer Service and Operations Employees in West Virginia

Verizon is planning to hire approximately 240 full-time employees in a variety of locations across the state to handle a wide range of sales, operations and customer support functions.

"Verizon is committed to deliver the best products and services to consumers and businesses, and we're looking for people to help take our customer service and sales support to an entirely new level," said Kathy Koelle, vice president of sales and marketing for Verizon's North Central region.

The customer service representatives will work in Verizon's call center and service-dispatch locations, handling service and repair requests from new and existing customers.  Excellent customer-contact skills are essential.

The technicians will install, maintain and repair communications and broadband services.

Applicants should be willing to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.  Starting wages range from $10 to $31 per hour, plus benefits and paid training.

Applicants can apply for the jobs immediately, and should do so online at www.verizon.com/careers.  Selected applicants will be notified and invited to take qualifying tests.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 93 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.