Verizon Wireless Seeks To Expand Local Workforce At Job Fair In Manhattan, New York, Next Week

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill customer-facing positions now available in the company's business sales, telesales and Communications Store teams throughout the New York Metro area.

The Manhattan job fair will take place Monday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Affinia Hotel, located at 371 7th Avenue at 31st Street across from Penn Station.

Among the new full-and part-time employees being sought are English-Spanish speaking candidates to meet the needs of the New York Metro area's growing Hispanic population.

In addition to being an industry leader in network reliability and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the United States because of its employee-friendly policies. For seven consecutive years, Verizon Wireless has been honored as a "Working Mother 100 Best Company" by Working Mother magazine. In 2007, it was the only wireless carrier recognized and was praised for the company's job flexibility and advancement opportunities for working mothers.

Verizon Wireless also has been named to Training magazine's 2008 list of "Top 125 Training Organizations in America," making it the seventh consecutive year the company's training and development programs have been ranked among the best in the nation. This year, the company came in fourth and was the highest ranked wireless company on the list. (For more information visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/awards2008.)

The company offers highly competitive salaries and benefits including 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, profit-sharing, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and long-term incentive plans.

Employees also can take advantage of numerous opportunities for career advancement. Job requirements include one-to-two years of retail sales or service experience. A college degree is highly desirable. To learn more, interested candidates may visit the company's Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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