DISH Network to expand Tulsa operation, add 250 jobs
24 Oct 2017
Governor Mary Fallin announced that DISH Network will bring 250 new jobs to Tulsa as the pay-tv provider expands operations in the city. DISH already employs over 600 team members at its Tulsa customer-care center.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma,” said Fallin. “It helps us further diversify our economy and provide new career opportunities for Oklahomans. We appreciate DISH’s investment in Oklahoma and are excited they are bringing 250 new jobs to the state. Today’s announcement is another great example that our pro-growth, pro-business policies are working and are making Oklahoma an even better place to do business.”
"DISH’s continued growth in Tulsa and the addition of new lines of service at this facility show that investments made by Tulsans in our city are already paying dividends," Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. "DISH is a fantastic company and we look forward to assisting their team here in Tulsa as they work to quickly fill these new positions."
“DISH’s investment in Tulsa is an exciting opportunity for both the company and the Tulsa region,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “These high-quality jobs are a boon to our economy. According to a recent labor market study commissioned by the Chamber, the region’s workforce is primed to support this type of white-collar job growth. Tulsa is on a strong trajectory, and we’re happy to have DISH Network as a part of it.”
DISH is partnering with both the Cherokee Nation and the Tulsa Regional Chamber to educate the local community about the 250 new jobs, which include frontline sales, human resources, management, training and customer retention among other roles. DISH is expanding its existing facility located at 1950 E. 71st St. in Tulsa to accommodate for the new positions. Recruiting is already underway, and interested parties can visit http://careers.dish.com/inside-sales/tulsa. DISH will be hosting an onsite hiring event at the address above on October 25 from 1pm-4pm.
“We are proud to employ over 600 people in the Tulsa area, and as we prepared to expand our frontline sales and support team, knew this was the ideal location given access to talent and economic opportunity,” said Brian Neylon, DISH executive vice president of customer acquisition and retention. “At DISH, our core benefit to employees is opportunity, and we are eager to share this opportunity with the talented Tulsa-based candidates who display boundless energy, intelligence rooted in curiosity, and a continuous need to achieve.”
DISH team members in Tulsa are proud to give back to the local community. Since 2015, the team has partnered with McClure Elementary School to provide school supplies, canned food, clothing and Christmas gifts to support students and their families. The team continues to support numerous other local nonprofits through drives, fundraisers and volunteering, including Special Olympics Oklahoma, the MDA Summer Camp, the Humane Society and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.