April 06, 2009

Jobs Are Part of the Company’s Commitment to Further Improve the Customer Experience

HAMPTON, Va., Apr 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Despite the tough economic conditions that face U.S. workers, Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that it is looking for a few good men and women on an ongoing basis to fill customer service and sales positions at its Hampton Contact Center this year.

The new positions will be added to the 700 employees working at the contact center today. The new hires will be offered competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, 401(k), performance bonuses, flexible schedules and participation in the employee wireless phone program.

"We’re looking for passionate, confident and committed individuals who will provide a great customer experience for Sprint customers and resolve customer issues in one call," said Gayle Chong, general manager of the Hampton Contact Center. "We are exceptionally pleased with the array of talented and qualified working professionals in the Peninsula who are joining our team. We believe they’ll be challenged by these rewarding positions as it affords them an opportunity to showcase their communication, technical and analytical skills."

Interested candidates can meet with Sprint representatives to learn more about the positions at the following upcoming job fairs:

  • Sprint Onsite Open House, Thursday, April 14, noon to 2 p.m., Sprint, 400 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va.
  • Career Fair, Tuesday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Hampton VEC, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va.
  • Career Fair, Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hampton Holiday Inn, 1815 W. Mercury Blvd, Hampton, Va.

Walk-in applicants are welcome daily at the Sprint contact center:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sprint, 400 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va.

In addition, applications and resumes can be submitted online anytime at www.sprint.com/careers or www.sprint.com/callcenterjobs.

Sprint has a long presence in Hampton Roads, celebrating its 10th anniversary in the community this year. The center, routinely one of the highest performing contact centers in the company, has also been recognized for its variety of community service activities, such as United Way, Relay for Life, American Heart Association, Fill a Bag for Hunger, and March of Dimes. In addition, last year Sprint invested nearly $88 million throughout Virginia to enhance both the Sprint Nationwide Network and the Nextel National Network for area customers.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

Sprint is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, family and medical leave status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

SOURCE: Sprint

Lloyd Karnes