News

Quinn Touts Addition of 200+ AT&T Jobs

Quinn Touts Addition of 200+ AT&T Jobs

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Gov. Pat Quinn seldom misses a chance to highlight businesses that are adding jobs in Illinois.

The latest is AT&T, which is adding 200 jobs at various locations, including Springfield, Champaign, Chicago and several Chicago suburbs.

The governor made the announcement with Paul La Schiazza, president of AT&T Illinois. “The vast majority of these jobs are union jobs that offer good pay and benefits. They include retail staff members who serve customers in our retail stores, and technicians who install U-verse TV digital, high-speed internet and voice services,” La Schiazza said.

The retail staffers are represented by the Communication Workers of America, and the technicians are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

La Schiazza said AT&T has spent $4 billion on wired and wireless networks in Illinois over the last four years, which the governor says helps everybody in Illinois.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie crowned world’s top feminist icon

Fresh
Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson top the list of the world's foremost feminist icons.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrities protest new Indiana law

Updated
George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘It Follows’ is the best American horror film in a decade

In this image released by Brigade Marketing, actress Maika Monroe appears in a scene of It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell. “It Follows,” has been arguably the buzziest American film at Cannes next to Bennett Miller’s wrestling drama “Foxcatcher,” which boasts a far more famous cast and a major premiere at the Palais des Festival.

"It Follows" is a horror movie worthy of classic comparisons.

in Music

Salt-N-Pepa creating food reality show

Sant-N-Pepa host new weekly concert series 'Rewind Tuesdays' at 10ak Nightclub inside the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Salt-N-Pepa stars Cheryl James and Sandra Denton are developing a new food-based reality TV series.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Billy Zane mistakenly thanks One Direction fans for support

Billy Zane arrives at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Actor Billy Zane pokes fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video.