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Governor Mary Fallin Announces DISH Expansion in Tulsa, Creation of 250 New Jobs Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:23
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today announced that DISH Network will bring 250 new jobs to Tulsa as the pay-TV provider expands operations in the city. DISH already employs over 600 team members at its Tulsa customer care center.


“Today’s announcement is great news for Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma,” said Fallin. “It helps us further diversify our economy and provide new career opportunities for Oklahomans. We appreciate the DISH Network’s investment in Oklahoma, and are excited they are bringing 250 new jobs to the state. Today’s announcement is another great example that our pro-growth, pro-business policies are working and are making Oklahoma an even better place to do business.”


“DISH’s continued growth in Tulsa and the addition of new lines of service at this facility show that investments made by Tulsans in our city are already paying dividends,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “DISH is a fantastic company and we look forward to assisting their team here in Tulsa as they work to quickly fill these new positions.”


“DISH’s investment in Tulsa is an exciting opportunity for both the company and the Tulsa region,” said Mike Neal, president and chief executive officer of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “These high-quality jobs are a boon to our economy. According to a recent labor market study commissioned by the chamber, the region’s workforce is primed to support this type of white-collar job growth. Tulsa is on a strong trajectory, and we’re happy to have DISH Network as a part of it.”


DISH is partnering with both the Cherokee Nation and the Tulsa Regional Chamber to educate the local community about the 250 new jobs, which include frontline sales, human resources, management, training, and customer retention among other roles. DISH is expanding its existing facility at 1950 E 71st St., in Tulsa to accommodate for the new positions. Recruiting is already underway, and interested parties can visit http://careers.dish.com/inside-sales/tulsa. DISH will be hosting an onsite hiring event at its facility from 1 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25.


“We are proud to employ over 600 people in the Tulsa area, and as we prepared to expand our frontline sales and support team, knew this was the ideal location given access to talent and economic opportunity,” said Brian Neylon, DISH executive vice president of customer acquisition and retention. “At DISH, our core benefit to employees is opportunity, and we are eager to share this opportunity with the talented Tulsa-based candidates who display boundless energy, intelligence rooted in curiosity, and a continuous need to achieve.”


DISH team members in Tulsa are proud to give back to the local community. Since 2015, the team has partnered with McClure Elementary School to provide school supplies, canned food, clothing, and Christmas gifts to support students and their families. The team continues to support numerous other local nonprofits through drives, fundraisers, and volunteering, including Special Olympics Oklahoma, the MDA Summer Camp, the Humane Society and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

 

About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.332 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2017, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company.

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