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June 27th, 2013 - Kelley Chambers

AT&T plans OKC job growth

AT&T will add 100 management positions in Oklahoma City over the next year. Bryan Gonterman, president of AT&T Oklahoma, said 25 positions have already been filled, and about 76 of the new employees will be in place by the end of the year.

 The new project managers will work in the company's northwest Oklahoma City offices and support AT&T's small and medium business customers.

“AT&T could have chosen to place these jobs anywhere in the country because these jobs will be not only providing support and services to the businesses here in Oklahoma, but will also be supporting medium and small businesses across the nation,” Gonterman said.

The company employs about 4,000 people in Oklahoma, about 2,000 of which are in Oklahoma City. Gonterman said the average salary for the new employees is a little over $41,000 per year. A bachelor's degree is preferred for the positions.

AT&T plans to participate in the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, training programs through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's strategic investment program.

Gonterman said the pro-business climate in Oklahoma helped the company decide to expand here. Gov. Mary Fallin said that has been a priority at the state Capitol.

“We're going to continue to do all that we can to support companies like AT&T so they can continue to grow and invest and create better opportunities,” she said.

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