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AT&T U-verse Adds Jobs As It Grows In Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO, (SLFP.com), January 30, 2014 - AT&T has announced it is seeking applicants for about 70 U-verse premise technicians in the Kansas City area. The company plans to begin filling these positions immediately.

The job openings come as AT&T U-verse TV, High-Speed Internet and Voice service continues to grow in the Kansas City area. More than 100,000 customers now subscribe to AT&T U-verse TV service in the Kansas City area.

"Such strong growth demonstrates how U-verse is helping transform AT&T into a premier IP broadband company," said John Sondag, AT&T Missouri president. "We are particularly pleased that our success is creating jobs for Kansas City area residents."

This marks the latest expansion of AT&T U-verse in the Kansas City area, where AT&T U-verse first launched in March 2007. AT&T U-verse services are now available to more than 500,000 customer locations in and around Kansas City.

More information about premise technician jobs in the Kansas City area can be found at www.att.jobs/InstallKS and www.att.jobs/InstallMO.

More than 10 million customers nationwide now subscribe to AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service - a major achievement in the company's ongoing effort to bring IP broadband access to more people.

The growth is due in part to AT&T's Project Velocity IP - its multi-billion dollar, three-year investment plan to improve its wireless and wireline IP networks. Since announcing Project VIP, the company has added about 2.5 million broadband customer locations. The plan calls for expanding IP broadband to reach approximately 57 million customer locations by the end of 2015.

The plan also calls for Internet speed upgrades. In 2013, AT&T rolled out U-verse High Speed Internet Power with up to 45 Mbps download speeds in 79 markets. And the company plans to raise speeds up to 75 and 100 Mbps in the future.


One in Five Workers Plan to Change Jobs in 2014
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 27, 2014 - With the New Year just underway, many U.S. workers are already resolving to find a new employer, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twenty-one percent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014, the largest amount in the post-recession era and up from 17 percent in 2013.

The national survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from November 6 to December 2, 2013, and included a representative sample of 3,008 full-time, private sector employees across industries and company sizes.

Job Satisfaction Falling
A drop in job satisfaction may account for the expected rise in turnover. Fifty-nine percent of workers are satisfied with their jobs, down from 66 percent in 2013; 18 percent are dissatisfied, up from 15 percent last year. Those who are dissatisfied cite concerns over salary (66 percent) and not feeling valued (65 percent) most often as reasons for their dissatisfaction.


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"Offering frequent recognition, merit bonuses, training programs and clearly defined career paths are important ways to show workers what they mean to the company," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder. "In general, however, when more workers change jobs it's usually a sign the labor market is warming up. During the recession and in its aftermath fewer people voluntarily left jobs because the chances of finding a new or better one were low compared to a healthier economic cycle."

Who is most likely to change jobs in 2014?
Certain factors appear to make workers significantly more likely to change jobs than others:

Workers who are dissatisfied with their job: 58 percent plan to change jobs in the New Year Workers who are dissatisfied with advancement opportunities at current company: 45 percent
Workers who are dissatisfied with their work/life balance: 39 percent
Workers who feel underemployed: 39 percent
Workers who are highly stressed: 39 percent
Workers who have a poor opinion of their boss's performance: 37 percent
Workers who feel they were overlooked for a promotion: 36 percent
Workers who have been with their company two years or less: 35 percent (compared to 13 percent of workers who've been with company for 5 or more years.)
Worker who didn't receive a pay increase in 2013: 28 percent

Top Reasons for Staying in Jobs
For the 8 in 10 (79 percent) workers who have no intention of leaving their current job in 2014, a variety of factors weigh into their decision, with relationships with co-workers, work/life balance and benefits topping the list:

"I like the people I work with." - 54 percent
"I have a good work/life balance." - 50 percent
"I have good benefits." - 49 percent
"I make a good salary." - 43 percent
"There still is a lot of uncertainty in the job market." - 35 percent
"I have a quick commute." - 35 percent
"I have a good boss who watches out for me." - 32 percent
"I feel valued and my accomplishments are recognized." - 29 percent


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