Telecommunications giant Verizon has been named to the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List for 2012. The magazine recently recognized the company's efforts in recruiting and hiring military personnel.

Al Torres, Verizon's vice president of talent management, said the company currently employs nearly 12,000 veterans, with more than 550 vets hired during this year alone.

"At Verizon, we believe that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but also makes perfect business sense," Torres noted. "With their mission-driven attitudes, superb training, technical skills and leadership capabilities, our 12,000 veterans play a crucial role in making Verizon the best in our industry."

Meanwhile, a new report has found that hiring in the telecommunications industry will continue to flourish when AT&T merges with T-Mobile.

The report, conducted by the Communications Workers of American, said the proposed merger will bring back approximately 5,000 jobs from overseas and create as many as 96,000 new positions with the expansion of high-speed wireless broadband services to 97 percent of the U.S. population.

AT& T said it will also guarantee that non-management personnel of T-Mobile will be offered new jobs once the merger is approved.

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