Governor Northam Highlights Workforce Agenda, Job Opportunities during Visit to AT&T Facility in Lebanon

During a tour across Southwest Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam visited AT&T’s Lebanon call center to discuss his economic development agenda and learn more about AT&T’s operations in the Commonwealth and the job opportunities at the center. AT&T expects to hire around 170 new employees at the center this year.

During the visit, the Governor toured the facility and met with recently hired employees.

“As governor, it’s my mission to bring economic opportunity to every corner of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “I’m glad to see a company like AT&T expanding its footprint and investing in growing its employee base in Lebanon.”

Vince Apruzzese, regional vice president for AT&T in Virginia said the company is hiring customer service and sales representatives at the center, which has operated in Lebanon since 2003.

“Gov. Northam is working hard to help create opportunities for Virginians and to help our Commonwealth maintain its competitive edge,” said Apruzzese. “We are glad he was able to join us to talk about his plans for workforce and economic development in the state and learn about the job opportunities we have in Lebanon.”

During the visit, the Governor met with a group of newly hired employees who are training for their new customer service and sales jobs at the facility. Apruzzese said the employees are among the 170 individuals AT&T expects to hire at the center this year.

Gov. Ralph Northam, center, visited AT&T’s facility in Lebanon, VA on August 17. He’s joined by (l to r) AT&T's Tony Barton and Vince Apruzzese.

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