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Telecommunications Installer
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

Categories of employers who hire people with this training include:

  • Major telecommunication service companies such as Pacific Bell, AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and Ameritech
  • Smaller telecommunications companies, including Valley Communications, Advanced Voice and Data Systems, and DesignNet.
  • Temporary Agencies like Aerotek Telecommunication Service and Olsten Professional Services.

Companies hiring Telecommunications Installers at the time of publication include Trattner Network, IFC Communication Solutions, Unlimited Technology, Ascend Communications, Lucent, and Phase 3 Communications


Recommended Job Search Strategy

Union Jobs

1. Contact one of these organizations to find out who is hiring and how to get the job

  • Communication Workers of America (CWA) (202) 434-1100 or
  • American Communication Contractors Association (ACCA)
  • ACCA-CWA Joint Apprenticeship (510) 657-5822

2. Call hiring contractors and say you are interested in the "telecom apprenticeship program"

  • Ask how to go about getting an apprenticeship
  • Express your interest in the industry, your desire to learn, and your dependability
  • Offer to fax a resume

3. Check the newspaper classified ads under "technician"

Non-Union Jobs

  1. Contact the placement office where you receive your training to see what jobs they have available
  1. Check the classified section of your local newspaper under "Technician," "Communication," and "Telecom"
  1. Check the Internet for job openings. (Note: website content and addresses are apt to change. The following were current at the time of publication.)
  • Yahoo! Classifieds -
  • Classified Gateway -
  • Headhunter.NET -
  • Monster Board -
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  • EastBay Works -
  • Caljobs -

For additional information on this occupational field, contact

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • Telecommunications Association -
  • United States Telephone Association -
  • Information Technology & Telecommunications Association (TCA) - or (415) 777-4647
  • National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals - or (800) 946-6228
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