AT&T Earns Recognition as Top Employer for People with Disabilities

Dallas, Texas, January 12, 2012

 AT&T ranked No. 1 in CAREERS & the disABLED magazine’s 2012 list of “Top 50 Employers” for people with disabilities. The list is the result of an annual survey mailed by the magazine to its readers asking them to list the top three companies or government agencies for whom they would most like to work or believe would provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities.

“We are honored to be ranked by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine as the No. 1 employer for professionals with disabilities,” said Debbie Storey, AT&T senior vice president of Talent Development and chief diversity officer.  “At AT&T, diversity and inclusion are woven into all our business strategies and are key in achieving our business goals,” she added.

AT&T’s commitment to inclusion of professionals with disabilities includes:

  • A job application process that is accessible from start to finish.
  • Reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
  • Call center employment opportunities for disabled veterans through Alorica.
  • Sponsorship of IDEAL, an employee resource group (ERG) that provides networking and professional development opportunities to employees with disabilities.

“IDEAL shares AT&T’s pride in this recognition,” said Pam Berglund, national president of IDEAL.  “Our ERG works closely with AT&T to include people with disabilities in its workforce and help remove barriers that might impede the full employment, development and optimum productivity of employees with disabilities.

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