Verizon building $54 million HQ in Franklin; to hire at least 600

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 4:06pm

Verizon Wireless is breaking ground on a $54 million regional headquarters facility in Franklin. Verizon will hire 600 to 700 new employees at the state headquarters over the next three to five years to manage a variety of functions, including business services, sales, financial services, IT, human resources and network operations.

The company currently employs more than 2,200 people in the state of Tennessee. Approximately 550 Nashville area Verizon Wireless employees will relocate to the 180,000 sq. ft. facility, building capacity to more than 1,300 when it is fully operational in 2008.

Gov. Phil Bredesen joined Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Franklin City Mayor Tom Miller and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson at this afternoon’s announcement ceremony at the State Capitol Building, Old Supreme Court Chambers.

Verizon Wireless will begin recruiting for new jobs in early 2008, with employee training starting in the summer months. Those interested in applying for jobs should stay tuned for more information to be provided later this year.

In the state of Tennessee, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $545 million over the past four years to expand and enhance its wireless network to stay ahead of the growing demand for its products and services.

A Great Place to Work

Verizon Wireless is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the country because of its employee-friendly policies. The company was named one of Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” for the sixth consecutive year, has been named by Health magazine as one of 10 U.S. employers to best help women balance their professional and personal responsibilities, and has been named one of the nation’s top 100 companies by Training magazine for its continued commitment to employee development in each of the last five years.

Verizon Wireless offers highly competitive compensation with salaries starting at $26,000 and up based on experience. Benefits include health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment.

The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).

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By: WickedTribe on 12/31/69 at 6:00

"Verizon Wireless offers highly competitive compensation with salaries starting at $26,000 and up based on experience."$26,000 is not competitive, especially for Franklin.

By: 37205Democrat on 12/31/69 at 6:00

26,000 is practically poverty level in this area.