Business Briefs: AT&T Georgia adds 600 jobs

Business Briefs: AT&T Georgia adds 600 jobs

June 7th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Business Around the Region


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AT&T Georgia adds 600 jobs

AT&T plans to add 600 jobs across Georgia, in part, to help expand the phone company's wireless 4G LTE service.

AT&T Georgia President Sylvia Russell said Thursday the company will hire 1,000 workers this year in the Peach State to both replace staff vacancies and expand its staff. AT&T is hiring full- and part-time employees in network construction and maintenance, customer support, retail and other positions. Many of the new positions are the result of AT&T's recently announced Project Velocity IP, a three-year multibillion dollar investment plan to expand and enhance its national wireless and wired IP broadband networks over the next two and a half years.

State changes UCC filing rules

Tennessee businesses will have new procedures and forms to fill out for Uniform Commercial Code business filings, effective July 1. Secretary of State Tre Hargett said customers will see new online options, such as UCC filings and search. The new web page offers training videos for customers who plan on using the new online filing system. The new system "is just one example of the ways we can provide valuable assistance to our customers," Hargett said in a news release. "I am confident our efforts will provide essential support to our customers as they navigate the new laws."

More information is available on the secretary of state's web site at