Sprint Wants To Hire 200 Minnesotans By End Of 2017
Cell phone and wireless internet carrier Sprint is looking to hire more than 200 Minnesotans by the end of 2017, the company said Thursday.
Over the next few months, Sprint will be looking to bring on at least 50 new workers within its retail and business sales operations. Once the remaining 150 job openings are filled by the end of next year, Sprint’s local workforce will grow beyond 500 employees at about 70 locations across Minnesota.
In a statement, Mike McMahon, Sprint’s president of the Great Plains region, urged veterans to consider employment with the company. “Sprint provides rewarding professional opportunities, and a supportive work environment, for veterans and their spouses and partners,” he said.
Sprint is one of more than 50 companies that signed onto the White House initiative Joining Forces, which aims to expand employment and career development opportunities for veterans and military spouses. On its own, Sprint has committed to hire 2,500 military veterans during the next five years.
Twin Cities Business gave a “situation report” on veteran employment in Minnesota in its November issue.
Sprint added that, on top of its hiring efforts, it would also be investing more in upgrading its network and distribution points around Minnesota.