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AT&T is a strong company that offers competitive compensation. Our local call center serves several states, and while AT&T could have put these jobs anywhere, they chose Cape Girardeau. This not only speaks measures for the quality of our community, but AT&T as well.

Economic modeling shows that these call center jobs will add nearly 25 additional jobs throughout the community resulting in around six and a half million dollars in new earnings – that’s new money being injected directly into our local economy.

Thank you, AT&T, for investing in our community.

See below for the full AT&T news release.

 

 

AT&T is Hiring for More Than 300 Jobs in Missouri
 Positions Available in Call Centers, Retail Stores Across State

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., August 23, 2017 — AT&T* is hiring for more than 300 job openings in Missouri. The jobs are in the company’s call centers located in Cape Girardeau and Springfield, as well as retail stores across the state. Our call center and retail sales representatives work with customers to provide the entertainment and communications products that best meets their needs.

"We are seeing increased demand from consumers and businesses for applications and services supported by high-speed networks," said Rep. Kathy Swan.  “AT&T’s investment in Missouri is helping stimulate job opportunities for our residents and economic growth for our state.”

There are 150 call center openings in Cape Girardeau, and 100 in Springfield. The hires are part of a commitment AT&T made earlier this year as part of a labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America to hire 3,000 people in the Southwest Region. Potential job applicants are invited to attend an Open House Hiring Event at the Springfield Call Center on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 50 job openings in retail sales are spread out across the state, with 35 openings in the St. Louis area, and more than 10 in Kansas City, and additional openings in Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, and Rolla. An Open House Hiring Event will be held on Thursday, August 24 in St. Louis from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn—South County (6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd).

“More and more people in Missouri are turning to AT&T, and we want them to have the best experience,” said John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri.  “We’re investing in our networks and people as part of that commitment. We’re glad to welcome more Missourians to the AT&T family.”

These jobs are also a result of our continued investment in Missouri. AT&T invested nearly $1.8 billion in our Missouri wired and wireless networks during 2014-2016. We hired more than 230 Missourians for positions including call center, retail, IT, technicians, engineering, warehouse and corporate support since January 2017.

AT&T people are leading the way for everything the company does. That’s why we’re committed to giving team members the benefits, tools and resources they need to reach their fullest potential – both professionally and personally.

More than 20,000 AT&T employees and retirees live in Missouri and the company is constantly hiring new talent. AT&T is committed to diversity and veteran recruiting. 

Visit http://connect.att.jobs/Missouri for more information on these call center and retail openings now available around the state.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

© 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

For more information, contact:

Katie Nagus
AT&T Corporate Communications
314-239-1844
katie.nagus@att.com

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Mineral Area College has been designated as a registered entity of apprenticeship programs for multiple occupations.

Thanks to a $67,000 grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (part of the state’s Apprenticeship USA grant) MAC can now sponsor registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs), and it’s doing so now with Mondi in Jackson and Lee Mechanical in Park Hills.

Bev Hickam, MAC’s director of workforce development, said RAPs are a unique partnership between a business and, often, an educational entity like a community college or technical college. Participants in the apprenticeship program usually get on-the-job training and college credit simultaneously.

In Mondi’s case, the grant provides for the flexible packaging manufacturer to secure two registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) for the positions of “Flexible Manufacturing Technician” and “Flexible Packaging Printing Technician.”

“These programs will help Mondi prepare with regards to hiring machine operators and printers, and teach them the skills they need in the business.  The programs also help the current workforce hone their skills and learn new skills in an ever-changing industry,” Hickam said.

MAC helped Mondi develop the Standards of Apprenticeship for the two apprenticeship programs.  MAC will also help recruit applicants, provide curriculum and training, maintain apprenticeship records, and serve as intermediary with other state and federal agencies.

Birdie LeGrand, training manager for Mondi, said she anticipates the partnership will have a solidifying effect on their present mentorship, internship and training efforts.

Hickam said Mondi’s apprenticeship programs range from two to three years. Participants enrolled in the program will get a minimum of 4,000 to 6,000 structured on-the-job training hours, 241 to 281 hours of related classroom instruction, 15 college credit hours, industry recognized credentials and pay increases based on their progression through the program. Completion results in a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Certificate.

Career & Technical Education Dean Roger McMillian said the college is excited to be able to serve area employers by sponsoring registered apprenticeship programs.

“We look forward to working with additional employers who wish to establish registered apprenticeships within their companies,” he said.

In addition to Mondi’s two programs, another has been developed in partnership with Lee Mechanical, a full-service mechanical contractor in Park Hills, for the position “combination welder.”  

The college’s workforce development department promotes economic opportunities and focuses on developing a skilled workforce for the region. Contact Bev Hickam, (573) 518-2182 or bhickam@MineralArea.edu, for more information.

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Starting a Business: The First Steps
 

Location

University of Missouri Perry County Extension Center in Perryville, MO

Date

September 6

Time

6-9 p.m.

Description

Thinking about starting your own business, being your own boss and enjoying the life of an entrepreneur? Fantastic! Of course you have a business plan, secured funding, and have hired an accountant and lawyer, right?

Starting a Small Business: Your First Steps is a three-hour class created for those considering going into business for themselves. In just one evening, you will…

  • Discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn the importance of having a business plan—and what might go wrong if you don’t!
  • Uncover sources of funding, loans, grants, and more.
  • Find out the legal and regulatory requirements that affect your business.
  • Identify areas in which you need additional training or assistance for the operation of your business.
  • Find resources that will assist you in starting a business in Missouri.

Who Should Attend?

Starting a Small Business: Your First Steps is designed for entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, education and experience—regardless of the type of business you want to start!

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Get Found on Google

Get Found on Google

Location

920 Broadway, Cape Girardeau

Date

8-23-17

Time

11:30a-1p

Description

The Small Business & Technology Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University is hosting Cape Girardeau's first "Get Found on Google" training! Want your business to get found on Google Search and Maps? This presentation introduces Google My Business, a free tool to manage your business information across Google. It's the easiest way to help your business be found online. RSVP online at: https://getfoundongooglecg.eventbrite.com

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Great American Solar Eclipse

Location

Houck Field, Southeast Missouri State University

Date

8-21-17

Time

11:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Description

Solar eclipse-related entertainment and activities, including a KFVS12 livestream. At 12:50 p.m., Southeast President Carlos Vargas will welcome the Southeast community, local community members and students to Houck Field to witness the solar eclipse totality. Totality is expected to begin at 1:20:21 PM (CDT) and last for one minute and 45 seconds. Prior to the eclipse, Southeast students, faculty and staff, alumni, regional community members and more than 1,600 area school children will witness two high-altitude weather balloon launches at 11 a.m. at Houck Field. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Southeast alumna Kaci Heins, education supervisor with the Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center for the NASA Johnson Space Center and teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, will help lead a group of local area and University educators in building two scientific payloads, and preparing and releasing the balloons. The balloons will be tracked via GPS and their paths will be monitored via the Houck Field video board.

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Presentation by Dr. Michio Kaku: “The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Business, the Economy, Medicine, and Our Way of Life”

 

Location

Show Me Center

Date

8-21-17

Time

7:30 p.m.

Description

Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, will present “The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Business, the Economy, Medicine, and Our Way of Life.” The address will be delivered just hours after this region will observe a rare total solar eclipse. Kaku is expected to reflect on the day’s events and offer insights into this phenomenon. All tickets are free to students, faculty, staff and the community until 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Free tickets may be picked up no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the University Center, Room 204 and at the Show Me Center Box Office. Complimentary tickets also may be reserved and printed online at http://showmecenter.biz prior to the Aug. 18 deadline. Tickets will be $10 for the community after 5 p.m. Aug. 18 through Aug. 21. During that period, tickets will remain free for Southeast students, faculty, and staff who show a Redhawks ID. A ticket will be required for entry.

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United Way Campaign Kickoff

Location

Isle Casino

Date

Thursday, August 24

Time

11am-1pm

Description

United Way of Southeast Missouri has the pleasure of working with over 30 programs in our area, meaning our donors impact thousands of lives every day. We invite you to our annual kickoff luncheon, where you'll be the first to hear about the great things that happen when Southeast Missouri LIVES UNITED! Tickets for this year's luncheon can be purchased by calling Kristin in the United Way office at (573) 334-9634. Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to sponsor a table for $240. This includes 6 seats for your company and 2 seats for partner agency representatives who want to share their stories with donors. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $30.

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August Marketer Meetup

August Marketer Meetup

Location

Cape Chamber of Commerce

Date

August 22

Time

5:00 p.m.

Description

On August 22, join local marketers and the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals for an evening of networking, appetizers and a panel discussion with creative directors from multiple area agencies. Help kick off the new Tri-State AMP programming year in style with a marketer meetup at the Cape Chamber of Commerce. Mix and mingle while enjoying heavy apps and a cash bar, followed by panel discussion with some of the most creative professionals in our market. Six area creative directors will discuss their creative process, where they find inspiration, and best practices for dealing with clients. Event starts at 5 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m. Club events regularly occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Admission for members is $15 ($12 for students) and $20 for non-members. Register online at tristateamp.eventbrite.com. Panelists Include: Michael Baxter: Creative Director, Digital Fire | Michael has over 10 years of copywriting experience and recently became creative director at Digital Fire, an online marketing company that specializes in customer acquisition. Heather Holdman: Creative Director & Co-Founder, Codefi | Heather is the co-founder of Codefi, a co-working space and technology incubator for freelancers, small businesses and corporate groups. Jeff Rawson: Creative Director & Manager, rustmedia | Jeff leads an award-winning brand + strategy team at rustmedia and is driven by a desire to tell stories honestly and effectively. Ross Tilghman: Creative Director, Creative Edge | Ross is creative director at Creative Edge, a full-service marketing and video production agency. Mark Wildenhaus: Creative Director, Red Letter | For over 20 years, Mark has been a storyteller, brand builder and executioner of dynamic, integrated campaigns, delivered across all media. Johnathan Wright: President & Senior Creative Director, The Wright Group | For nearly 30 years, Johnathan has owned and operated The Wright Group, a full-service ad agency in Cape. He was also the recipient of the AAF Silver Medal Award in 2014. Tri-State AMP hosts monthly programs for club members and community guests. Heldin Cape Girardeau, Mo., the informative and entertaining programs feature professionals from all areas of the advertising and marketing fields. For more information, please visit www.tristateamp.com or contact Tonya Wells, Tri-State AMP programming committee member, at (573) 651-2459. ### Tri-State Advertising & Marketing Professionals is a non-profit organization made up of communications professionals. The organization seeks to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions and value of advertising; apply the skills, creativity and energy of the advertising industry in solving social problems; advance the standards of advertising through voluntary self-regulation; and promote good fellowship and free exchange of ideas.

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