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Verizon Wireless Opening New Location; Hosting Two Maui Job Fairs

January 19, 2011, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated January 19, 11:35 AM
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At a news conference at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless announced a suite of 10 forthcoming 4G LTE devices.

By Sonia Isotov

Verizon Wireless is opening a new store at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center and will be hosting job fairs this week and next to find retail and customer service employees for its new location.

Two job fairs will be held at the following locations and times:

  • Thursday, January 20
    Maui Community College
    310 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, January 24
    Maui Beach Hotel
    170 Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply online in advance of the Job Fairs at www.verizonwireless.com/careers to reduce wait times.

“Verizon Wireless has received many prestigious workplace awards, including Working Mother Magazine’s 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list,” says Verizon Wireless director of sales for Hawaii, Mark Yamauchi. “We’ve also been named among the ‘50 Best Companies for Diversity’ by DiversityBusiness.com and a “Best Place to Work for Recent Grads” by Experience, Inc.”

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Some of the creative work-life balance benefits Verizon Wireless employees enjoy include:

  • Education Reimbursement Program encourages employees to further education and helps lessen the burden of paying for school and working simultaneously.
  • An additional $1500 in pay to bilingual employees in key sales and customer service jobs.
  • Volunteer matching program will donate $750 to a non-profit organization of the employee’s choosing for time spent volunteering.
  • The Verizon Foundation offers scholarships to employees’ children for education; matches employee donations to non-profit organizations; and, matches employee volunteer hours at non-profits with grants to those organization.
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Nationally, Verizon Wireless has also been named among IDG’s Computerworld annual Best Places to Work in IT list; BusinessWeek’s Best Company to Launch a Career list; Black Enterprise magazine’s list of 40 Best Companies for Diversity; and the National Association of Female Executive’s list of Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.

Verizon Wireless operates an advanced 3G and 4G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless has over 80,000 employees nationwide. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).

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