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AT&T is one of the largest private sector employers in Illinois, and we are investing considerable resources in this state, including:

  • AT&T invested more than $3 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wireline networks in Illinois between 2012-2014.
  • AT&T and its employees contributed approximately $28 million through giving programs in Illinois from 2009-2013.
  • AT&T is committed to volunteer causes in Illinois as our employees and retirees provided 850,000 hours of personal time from 2009-2013.

Paul La Schiazza
President - AT&T Illinois


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AT&T Employees Mentor 1 Million Hours, Surpassing Goal

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on February 01, 2016

AMA 1 Million HoursWhen a mentor connects with a mentee, both lives are changed for the better.

That’s why AT&T employees are committed to providing mentoring to students through Aspire Mentoring Academy, a part of AT&T Aspire.

We are excited to announce that in less than 4 years, AT&T employees have provided 1 million hours of mentoring to students who need it most, here in Illinois and across the globe.

With the launch of Aspire Mentoring Academy in the fall of 2012, we set a goal to provide 1 million hours of mentoring by the end of 2016. Since that launch, 830 AT&T employees have provided 79,027 mentoring hours to 14,166 students here in Illinois.

Reaching this milestone is a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of our employees. As mentors, employees connect with students to help them discover their passions and potential. Watch the video below to learn more about the impact this experience has had on students and employees.

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AT&T Aspire Accelerator now accepting applications for ed-tech entrepreneurs

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on January 31, 2016
Through Feb. 5, AT&T will accept applications for the AT&T Aspire Accelerator for ed-tech ventures. The Aspire Accelerator is part of AT&T's plan to empower students to reach their full...

AT&T Smart Cities coming to Chicago

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on January 08, 2016
Dear Colleague,Managing a big city like Chicago is a tough job. Today, technology innovations provide real-time information that can help keep roads and bridges safe, identify leaking pipes and...

Returning to Serve Those Who Have Served

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on November 04, 2015
You can join us in thanking our veterans, by using the social media buttons below:The brisk, Midwestern fall left a chill in the air — a perfect night to wrap your hands around a hot bowl of...

Lincoln's Challenge Academy to Benefit from $10,000 AT&T Contribution

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on September 30, 2015
AT&T Helps Challenge for Youth of Today Inc. Provide Necessities for Cadets in Lincoln’s ChallengeRANTOUL, Ill. — AT&T is presenting Challenge for Youth of Today Inc. with a...

AT&T Hiring 200 Employees in Chicagoland

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on September 22, 2015
CHICAGO — AT&T today announced it is hiring up to 200 employees in Chicago and the suburbs. AT&T currently employs more than 13,000 employees throughout Illinois.“We’re...

AT&T and DIRECTV are now ONE!

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on August 28, 2015
AT&T Inc. has completed its acquisition of DIRECTV. The newly combined company — the largest pay TV provider in the United States and the world — will offer millions of people more...

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