AT& support center will bring back jobs

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, September 11, 2008

AT&T Inc. has signaled the return of 360 jobs that were once shipped to other countries with the opening of its high-speed Internet technical support center at AT&T-Alabama’s headquarters in Birmingham.

AT&T Alabama President Fred McCallum said the Birmingham center is part of an initiative by Dallas-based AT&T Inc. to move jobs that had gone outside the country back to the United States.

AT&T received incentives valued at $600,000 for the Birmingham project. Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford said it was a good investment to bring back jobs.

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The center represents a small part of the $400 million investment AT&T intends to make in Alabama. The voice, data and video services include U-verse, the company’s Internet-based television service.