Verizon Wireless to add 100-plus jobs in Maryland

Expansion is separate from plans to cut 380 jobs in Hanover, company says

March 21, 2014|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Verizon Wireless said Friday that it is adding more than 100 retail and customer service jobs in Maryland, a move that comes on the heels of plans to cut about 380 jobs at a Hanover call center.

The new positions will be full time and come with health insurance, Verizon said. They're part of a 300-job expansion the company plans in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.

Verizon said the hiring is unrelated to cuts at the Hanover location, announced last week in a call-center restructuring. Verizon is sending 320 workers from a Laurel center to staff the Hanover site, which will change over to handle government agency and business calls rather than individual customers.

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