AT&T hiring for dozens of new jobs in the Lowcountry

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCIV) -- AT&T is hiring for nearly 100 jobs in South Carolina, including nearly 60 new jobs.

The telecommunications company said Tuesday that it will hire about 60 new technician and retail positions. The openings are a mix of technician and retail positions across the state.

Officials say AT&T invested nearly $140 million in its wireless and wired networks in South Carolina in the first half of this year. From 2010 to 2012, the company invested more than $850 million in its wireless and wired networks in the state.

"AT&T is a strong and active member of our business community and we celebrate the 100 new jobs they are creating across South Carolina," said Governor Nikki Haley. "These jobs and the capital investments which they support represent new opportunities for individuals and underscore our effort to encourage private investment in state-of-the-art technology."

Of the 100 jobs announced, 43 are located across Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville and Georgetown.

"While we are investing in our South Carolina networks to deliver the quality of advanced services our customers need and rely upon, we are also investing in people as part of our commitment to exceptional customer service," said Pamela Lackey, president, AT&T South Carolina. "We appreciate the opportunity to serve a state which welcomes these sorts of investments and look forward to welcoming the newest members of the AT&T family."

AT&T currently employs more than 2,400 employees throughout South Carolina. More information on the new positions is available at .