Verizon Wireless Names Matthew Wilchinski Dover, Delaware, Store Manager

DOVER, DE — Verizon Wireless has named Matthew Wilchinski manager of its retail location in Dover. Wilchinski will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising, and employee training for the store at 1045 North Dupont Highway.

Wilchinski will also oversee the Dover location's HopeLine® wireless phone collection program. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones, regardless of make, model or carrier, to be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds are donated to domestic violence prevention advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with free airtime for use by survivors. Phone donations are accepted during store business hours, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Previously, Wilchinski served as manager of the company's retail location in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. An 11-year employee of Verizon Wireless, Wilchinski began as a customer sales representative in Pittsburgh before being promoted to assistant manager of the Dover Communications Store. He resides in Dover.

Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the United States. For six consecutive years, Verizon Wireless has been named to both Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list, and to Training magazine's list of "Top 100 Training Organizations In America." This year, the company was ranked top ten in the latter.

In addition, Verizon Wireless offers highly competitive salaries and benefits that include health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to six percent of the employee's salary contribution, and tuition reimbursement for both part- and full-time employees who seek continuing education. The company also offers flexible work arrangements and a Backup Dependent Care program that provides employees with access to back-up caregivers for children, adult/elderly dependents and spouses/domestic partners.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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