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How people use technology matters. Knowing the risks of texting while driving or how to use the Internet safely at any age can help us make better choices. We're meeting the diverse needs of technology consumers and fostering a workplace that supports all employees' needs. 

It Can Wait: Keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone

Millions of you from across the country joined our movement to keep drivers’ eyes on the road and off their devices. And we’re not stopping there – because no text, post, like or email is worth a life.

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Texting behind the wheel isn’t the only risky behavior drivers admit to. Change your habits and save a life.  

7 out of 10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. Learn about the dangers of texting and driving and take the pledge at http://itcanwait.com.

With technology, responsibility matters

People admit to doing everything from sending a text to taking a selfie while behind the wheel. As the It Can Wait® campaign expands from a focus on texting to include all smartphone driving distractions, it’s clear that the need to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving is greater than ever. Take the pledge to join the millions who pledged to never text, post, like or email behind the wheel. You could save a life. 

Take the pledge at ItCanWait.com >

As we raise awareness, we also look to innovators to help balance the smartphone features we enjoy with safety considerations. Tools like the AT&T DriveMode® app, which silences incoming text message alerts so you can stay focused while driving, can help break distracted driving habits for good.  

Learn more about promoting safety.

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Digital Connections

We live in a world powered by technology – technology that is constantly changing. How can we all benefit? Through outreach to the young, old and everyone in between, we can help educate people so they can more safely and efficiently take advantage of what technology can offer. 

Supporting technology users

There isn’t a one size fits all “how to” for devices. Whether you are a parent whose child is exploring the Internet or you are exploring your first device, you have questions. Digital You, created in collaboration with Common Sense Media, educates visitors on best practices for using technology – so all can safely and confidently access the world at their fingertips. 

Visit the Digital You website >

Supporting Our Troops

You see them at your local coffee shop, on Sunday mornings, or when dropping your children off at school. American heroes are all around us. We believe it is our duty to honor those who serve by ensuring there are jobs for them on the home front and by supporting their families while they are away. 

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By end of 2015, AT&T hired more than 10,000 veterans, achieving our 2013 commitment. In 2016, we pledged to hire an additional 10,000 veterans by 2020.

Hiring

In April 2013, AT&T announced its goal to hire 5,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities over the next five years. In November of 2013, AT&T doubled that commitment to 10,000. In May of 2016, in conjunction with Joining Forces, AT&T is doubling down again and committing to hiring an additional 10,000 vets for a total of 20,000 vets hired by 2020!

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Engaging our Workforce

Our people are our company’s greatest resource. Supporting their passions, goals and aspirations is core to our philosophy. They drive the success of our company and we’re committed to ensuring they feel supported and fulfilled at their workplace. 

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In 2015, we spent $13.7B, or 24.06% of total supplier spend, with minority, women and disabled veterans’ business enterprises.

Diversity

When people of diverse backgrounds come together they bring new ideas and new visions for the future. Today, our 50-state workforce is 33% women and 42% people of color. Women make up 36% of our managers, and 34% of our managers are people of color. Together, they are challenging the norm and innovating the way we lead our business.

Learn more about workforce inclusion >

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PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS

The actions we take locally can create a ripple effect across the globe. Working with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program provides female entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Afghanistan with the skills they need to start their own businesses. The women of AT&T serve as active volunteers for the program each year when the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS entrepreneurs come to the United States for a week-long training. The mentoring they receive instills knowledge and confidence they need to grow their businesses, so they can pass on what they learn to other women in their communities.

Supporting Access

Our customers and our employees have diverse needs. AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility and Technology Office safeguards accessibility by working to ensure that products comply with regulations, raising awareness, providing training on disability-related issues and promoting outreach to the disability community.

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