AT&T Moves 93 Jobs to Minneapolis
Telecommunications provider AT&T moved 93 jobs from Birmingham, Alabama to Minneapolis in an effort to consolidate teleconference services.
The move, which occurred in March, encompassed teleconference specialist roles as well as customer support roles in AT&T’s teleconference business.
An AT&T spokesman told Twin Cities Business in an e-mail that all affected Birmingham employees were offered the opportunity to relocate to Minneapolis and receive a relocation allowance. Individuals who elected not to move were able to apply for other AT&T positions in Birmingham. AT&T provided job training and assistance for individuals interested in remaining in Birmingham.
The Birmingham jobs were relocated to the AT&T Tower, located at 901 Marquette Avenue, in downtown Minneapolis. AT&T also has a central location in Bloomington, where its state leaders work.
AT&T could not immediately provide information about existing teleconference services in Minnesota.
Based in Dallas, AT&T reported $126.4 billion in 2012 revenue, up 2.4 percent from $123.4 billion in 2011. The mobile voice and data services provider employs more than 240,000 individuals in 60 countries and in all 50 states. AT&T currently employs 1,769 individuals in Minnesota.