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AT&T to add 150 jobs locally

AT&T plans to add 150 employees at the Cape Girardeau call center, John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, announced last Wednesday.

Potential job applicants are invited to attend a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. Applicants may also go online to and search for “Cape Girardeau” and click on “Entertainment, Sales and Service Representative.”

In addition to the 150 job openings in Cape Girardeau, there are 100 new job openings at the call center in Springfield.

Call center and retail sales representatives work with customers to provide the entertainment and communications products that best meet their needs.

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.

“We couldn’t get this done without the [economic] environment we work in,” Sondag said at a press conference hosted by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce at the Cape Girardeau Regional Development Center. He praised elected officials for creating a work-friendly environment through reduced regulations. “I want to thank all the elected officials for all they do,” he said.

These jobs are also a result of AT&T’s continued investment in Missouri. The company invested nearly $1.8 billion in Missouri wired and wireless networks during 2014-2016. The company has hired more than 230 Missourians for positions including call center, retail, IT, technicians, engineering, warehouse and corporate support since January 2017.

State Rep. Kathy Swan thanked AT&T for its investment in Missouri. “Technology helps us work faster and more efficiently,” she said. “We are seeing increased demand from consumers and businesses for applications and services supported by high-speed networks. AT&T’s investment in Missouri is helping stimulate job opportunities for our residents and economic growth for our state.”

“More and more people in Missouri are turning to AT&T, and we want them to have the best experience,” said Sondag. “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.”

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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