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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.

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More than 260 AT&T employees in Illinois earn award from U.S. President for helping others

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on April 18, 2016

Paul La SchiazzaDear Friends,

We are excited to recognize more than 260 of our AT&T colleagues in Illinois who earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

To our award winners, we’re proud of you. We offer our thanks and congratulations.

Sincerely,

Paul La Schiazza


Paul La Schiazza
President — AT&T Illinois

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Martin Luther King Jr. once said,“Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” 

For many AT&T employees, the answer is serving their communities in their own unique ways a few hours every month. Some have mentored students in science and math by building a robot for a national competition; others have organized a USO (United States Organizations) event for active duty service members and veterans; and a few even planned kayak trips for youth. Over a year,these individual hours of serving can add up to hundreds of service hours, which contribute to millions of hours across our company.

This month, we recognize 4,527 employees, including 268 in Illinois, who logged more than 100 hours of community service in 2015.

They are receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), a prestigious honor given by the President of the United States in recognition of sustained volunteer service. Many employees this year volunteered more than 500 hours and will be honored with a Gold Award for their outstanding service to their community. Additionally, we are recognizing 77 international employees who will also be honored for their service.

PVSA
Here are individuals who received the honor in our state: 

Click here to see PVSA winners

We would like to congratulate our PVSA 2015 recipients for their commitment to serving and improving the communities where they live and work. We also would like to thank them for answering the most pressing question: “what are you doing for others?” 

AT&T Employees Mentor 1 Million Hours, Surpassing Goal

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on February 01, 2016
When 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...

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...

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