Tuesday, June 05, 2007

AT&T Wireless Call Center Helps Out

Here's a good thing: the AT&T call center (the call center formerly known as Cingular) is helping a local church develop a community center by donating 13 computers and encouraging its employees to volunteer there. From the Advertiser article:
The new computer lab, donated by the AT&T Call Center of Lafayette, will help empower at-risk teens, ex-offenders and undereducated or unemployed adults.

"After you get their minds together, then you want to get them the skills," said Phylissa Driver, area manager for AT&T. "There's a real shortage of hirable people here for employers. We'll take those who aren't hirable and make them hirable."

Free computer access is there for people to develop job-search skills, résumés and career goals. Driver will teach free classes about interviewing, dress and mapping out career goals. Other AT&T Call Center staff also will teach on their own time, Driver said.

This is just the sort of thing that demonstrates some real concern for a company's neighbors just down the road. Hats off to the AT&T call center.

3 comments:

Gary1576@comcast.net said...

John..I need to talk to someone at the ATT call center about their Telligence (sp?) service for ATT wireless dealers. Can you put me intouch, or give them my number so they can reach me if they would be so kind? My one question will take 1 minute to ask and answer.
thanks, Gary 248-705-7841

John said...

Hi Gary,

Sorry, I don't know how best to get in touch with AT&T. I just occasionally blog on them. Mostly unfavorably. :-)

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