April 01, 2009

Jobs are part of the company’s commitment to further improve the customer experience

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2009-- 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 fulfill retention specialist positions at its Orlando contact center this year.

The new positions will be added to the 650 employees working at the contact center today. The new hires will be offered competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, 401(k), performance bonuses, free use of the on-site fitness center 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 Susan Jones, director of the Sprint Orlando Contact Center. “There is such a vast pool of talented and qualified working professionals here in the Orlando area. We believe they will be challenged by the rewarding positions at our call center as they provide an opportunity in which they can put to use their communication, technical and multi-tasking skills.”

Individuals may apply online at www.sprint.com/callcenterjobs.

Sprint has a long presence in Orlando, and celebrated its seventh anniversary in the community in 2008. The center is one of the routinely highest performing contact centers in the company. It has also been recognized for and participates in various community service activities including Orlando Project Homeless Connect, March of Dimes’ March for Babies, the Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) Development Council Helping Hands Home Repair and Salvation Army Helpings from the Heart. In addition, last year Sprint invested nearly $50 million throughout Florida 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 Nextel

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