AT&T’s commitment to innovation, excellence and San Francisco began in 1878. Our employees work hard to ensure our customers enjoy the most advanced communications technology available.
There are nearly 36,000 AT&T employees in California, thousands of whom work right here in San Francisco.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are committed to advancing education, building communities and improving lives.
Each year, our employees and retirees work to enhance their communities by taking part in AT&T Pioneers and by volunteering millions of hours. From January to May 2013, A&T employees and retirees donated nearly 16,000 hours of personal time to San Francisco area communities.
As part of AT&T’s commitment to the diverse communities where we work and live, the company provided support to the Hunters Point Family to launch an innovative entrepreneurial training program designed to assist low-income youth and young adults. The social enterprise program, called the “Get Fresh Juice Bar & Café,” will provide pre-employment training, on-the-job training, life skills, financial literacy, and is anticipated to create jobs for local youth in the Bayview Hunters Point community.
AT&T has been a supporter of the San Francisco LGBT Center for more than a decade and recently made a significant investment to support technology upgrades that will help keep The Center and the community connected to opportunities, resources and each other. As part of the company’s overall commitment to improve technology throughout San Francisco, it was a great opportunity to bolster technology for one of the City’s important community organizations.
AT&T in California
- Nearly 36,000 employees
- Over 1,900 company-owned retail stores
- $1.2 billion in state and local taxes*
- Nearly $2 billion in purchasing in California with diverse suppliers in 2012
- $106.8 million in contributions through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs in California from 2008 through 2011.
* Most recent data available
Today, AT&T’s 50-state workforce is 39 percent female and 39 percent people of color. We are active in building a diverse workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customers.
We offer customer service in more than 160 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Italian and French Creole.
Through Aspire Mentoring Academy, the key community engagement program of AT&T's $350 million investment in Aspire, our employees provided 2,453 hours of mentoring to students in San Francisco and San Ramon who are at risk of dropping out of high school.