March 03, 2009

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

RIO RANCHO, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 3, 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 customer service positions at its Rio Rancho contact center this year.

The new positions will be added to the 800 employees working at the contact center today. The new hires will be offered competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, performance bonuses, free use of the onsite fitness center and participation in the employee wireless phone program.

“We’re looking for individuals with passion, confidence and the commitment to join our team of long-time employees in completing one goal – improving the customer experience,” said Craig Jantzi, director of the Sprint Rio Rancho Contact Center. “There is such a vast pool of talented and qualified working professionals here in the Albuquerque 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.”

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

  • SIPI Career Fair, Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m. to noon, 9169 Coors Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
  • Kirtland AFB Career Fair, Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mountain View Club Building, 22000 Kirtland Air Force Base
  • Career Fair, Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque
  • Sprint On-site Job Fairs, every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sprint contact center, 4300 Sprint Blvd NE, Rio Rancho

Individuals may also apply online at or call (505) 896-5418.

Sprint has a long presence in Rio Rancho, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in the community in 2008. The center, one of the routinely highest performing contact centers in the company, was named one of the Best Places to Work in New Mexico in 2007 by the New Mexico Business Weekly. It has also been recognized for various community service activities including Dog Day Adoption, the Top 25 supporters in Central New Mexico of the United Way and the volunteer work its center employees do to support a local public preschool. In addition, last year the company invested more than $8 million in the state to enhance networks for area customers.

“Sprint has been providing quality jobs in Rio Rancho for a number of years,” said Mayor of Rio Rancho Tom Swisstack. “Their upcoming hiring initiative will add to the economic base of the city and state.”

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

Source: Sprint

Kathleen Dunleavy
Roni Singleton