AT&T Promises To Bring Back Call Center Jobs

AT&T is trying to convince regulators to approve its $39 billion deal to merge with T-Mobile. Regulators and lawmakers have worried the merger would mean job losses. So the company is promising to bring back 5,000 call center jobs that are now overseas.

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NPR's business news starts with AT&T's jobs pledge.

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INSKEEP: The big phone company is trying to convince regulators to approve its $93 billion deal to merge with T-Mobile. Regulators and lawmakers have worried the merger would mean job losses. So AT&T is promising to bring back 5,000 call center jobs that are now overseas.

AT&T has also said it would retain call center employees who already work for both companies in the United States.

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