Gov. Fallin, Verizon expected to make major Tulsa jobs announcement
BY JOHN STANCAVAGE World Business Editor
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1/17/13 at 9:52 PM
Verizon is scheduled to make a major economic development announcement at its Tulsa facility Friday morning.
Company officials and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are expected to announce that Verizon is adding a significant number of jobs locally. The telecommunications company now operates a customer service center at Cherokee Industrial Park, 6929 N. Lakewood Ave., as well as retail stores.
Verizon currently has about 900 employees in Tulsa and almost 300 more statewide. It operates 50 retail stores throughout Oklahoma.
The Governor’s Office and the Tulsa Regional Chamber were tight-lipped about the announcement on Thursday. Fallin’s presence at the press conference, which is planned for 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Industrial Park, was thought to indicate that the number of new jobs involved could be large.
Others expected to attend the event include Verizon Vice President-South Area Michelle Robinson, Oklahoma Department of Commerce Executive Director Jonna Kirschner and Tulsa Regional Chamber President Mike Neal.
Read more in Friday's Tulsa World and later on tulsaworld.com.
Verison's Tulsa customer service center is at the Cherokee Industrial Park. Tulsa World file