AT&T adding 150 jobs to Boardman operation

BOARDMAN — The addition of 150 jobs to AT&T’s South Avenue facility is welcome news to worried workers.

Employees have been on edge since AT&T acquired the call center two years ago, said Alan Rogue, chief union steward at the center. Employees were concerned that the corporate giant would move their work to one of its other centers, he said today during a ceremony announcing the new jobs.

“There was a lot of fear. This is a happy day for all of us,” Rogue said.

It was such a big day at the center near Walker Mill Road that Gov. Ted Strickland and a variety of state legislators were on hand to celebrate the additional jobs.

For more information, see Friday’s Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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