AT&T hiring 650 in Florida

Rick Scott stops by AT&T Florida headquarters for announcement

Published On: Apr 09 2013 08:24:48 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2013 05:25:41 PM EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited AT&T Florida, which announced it's hiring for more than 650 positions, including 350 newly created jobs, within the state.

Scott stopped by AT&T's headquarters near Miami International Airport Tuesday morning.

The new jobs are part of the company's $14 billion Project Velocity-IP, an investment into expanding and enhancing wireless and wired IP broadband networks throughout the U.S.

"Wireless technology is becoming even more and more important," said Marshall Criser, president of AT&T Florida. "Building that with the IP backbone and people are understanding how that they not only live and communicate, but how they shop, how they do business, how they're educated, and we're creating the tools, I believe, that will allow Florida and the United States to continue to grow and to lead the world in the use of data as we prosper economically."

The majority of the positions are in network and call centers.

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