POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:34am
BATON ROUGE, LA — AT&T will host a recruiting event today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Business and Career Solutions Center, 1991 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge, as it sees to fill 31 immediate openings for wire technicians.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wire technicians work inside and outdoors and are responsible for the installation and customer care for U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed Internet and voice services. Wire technicians’ duties include educating customers about service features and functionality, installing and rearranging inside wires, working with hand tools and climbing utility poles.
New employees receive paid training and gain access to a wide variety of career possibilities, company-provided vehicles and tools. AT&T offers competitive salary and benefits, including medical and dental insurance and paid vacation.
To qualify, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and a non-negligent driving record. Candidates may not weigh more than 275 pounds for safety, and must be able to work in small and confined spaces, and aloft up to 28 feet. They also must be capable of lifting and moving up to 80 pounds, work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, and pass background, employment history and drug screenings.
New employees will be required to take certain mechanical, technical and physical abilities evaluations. Test study guides are available at http://att.jobs/test-guides.aspx .
Recruiting event attendees should be prepared to interview, and should dress appropriately for a job interview. Alternatively, candidates may apply online. Visit www.connect.att.jobs  and enter “Baton Rouge” or “1307816.”
To learn more about LWC’s no-cost programs and services, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage at www.laworks.net .