AT&T has announced that it has achieved a milestone in its program to move some 5,000 high-tech jobs that had previously been outsourced back to the payrolls of the company’s US operating companies. The vast majority of the jobs had been placed offshore by contract vendors.
According to the company, it has met its goal of bringing back on shore and in-house more than 3,000 jobs that previously had been outsourced by BellSouth outside the US, and it met its goal of completing this repatriation before the end of 2008.
Separately, the company also said that it is more than halfway toward its goal of bringing back another 2,000 outsourced jobs to locations in the former SBC territory; states where these jobs have been located include Indiana, Texas, Nevada, Michigan and Arkansas. Most of the jobs provide support for wired broadband customers.
Bill Blase, senior executive vice president of human resources at AT&T, said: We expect to complete this ambitious 5,000 job in-sourcing initiative by this summer, less than three years after the program was announced. These are good jobs with good wages and benefits, and we are delighted to have them back in-house and on shore.