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AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 jobs to US

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Aug 30, 2011, 11:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Inc. is pledging to bring 5,000 wireless call center jobs, currently based abroad, back to the U.S. if it is allowed to proceed with its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

The company is also promising that the merger would not result in any job losses for AT&T and T-Mobile USA wireless call center employees who are on the payroll in the U.S. when the deal closes.

AT&T's commitment to repatriate jobs comes as antitrust regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department ramp up their reviews of a combination that is certain to reshape the wireless industry's landscape.

AT&T, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, is seeking government approval to buy T-Mo...

Aug 31, 2011, 5:30 AM
Right, approve the merger and we'll stimulate the economy by creating jobs in one hand while raising prices in the other.

Aug 31, 2011, 11:16 AM
I'll believe this when I see it. AT&T is only interested in getting the DOJ's approval for the buyout to complete. They will say and do anything to the governments approval. Then 6 months to a year later they will go back on their word. I know from personal experience when AT&T Wireless was purchased by Cingular our wages and benefits were not competitive. In fact, I feel our benefits were downgraded after the purchase.

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