Cricket Wireless, an AT&T subsidiary, has been expanding in metro Atlanta, with 99 stores in Georgia, 47 of which opened this year. The company said 68 of its locations are in metro Atlanta.
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Cricket Wireless hiring 125-plus at Atlanta headquarters

Atlanta-based Cricket Wireless said it is looking to fill more than 125 openings in information technology, sales, marketing and other positions at its Lindbergh Center headquarters.

The no-annual-contract wireless phone service provider anticipates hiring even more people to staff 16 additional stores in metro Atlanta by the end of the year and more across the nation.

Spokeswoman Nneoma Njoku said Cricket has about 500 workers at its headquarters, near the MARTA Lindbergh Station between Midtown and Buckhead.

The AT&T subsidiary has been expanding in metro Atlanta, with 99 stores in Georgia, 47 of which opened this year. The company said 68 of its locations are in metro Atlanta.

Earlier this year AT&T completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of San Diego-based Leap Wireless, a deal that included the Cricket brand, which at the time had about 4.5 million wireless customers.

AT&T is combining Cricket with Aio, which AT&T launched last year as a no-contract wireless service. The new unit operates under the Cricket brand.

Last week, AT&T announced plans to acquire Mexican wireless provider Iusacell for $2.5 billion. The deal will create what AT&T calls the first ever North American Mobile Service area, covering both Atlanta-based AT&T Mobility’s reach in the U.S. and Iusacell’s reach of 70 percent of Mexico’s population.

Individuals interested in applying for the Cricket jobs can visit the company’s website, cricketwireless.com.

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