AT&T New Mexico Highlights from Q1

Exciting updates from Q1

Dear Friend:

With thousands of New Mexicans getting vaccinated, students returning to school and more businesses opening up, life in New Mexico is starting to look more familiar.

During this time of renewal, there is lot going on at AT&T as well.

Lights. Camera. Action!

AT&T and its WarnerMedia subsidiary are pleased to be part of film and television production’s return to New Mexico. Production has been allowed to resume following strict COVID safety procedures, putting hundreds of New Mexicans back to work.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Cry Macho, directed and starring Clint Eastwood, recently wrapped filming in New Mexico. The production employed approximately 250 New Mexico crew members and 600 background performers and extras.

Warner Bros. Television’s Roswell, New Mexico is currently filming its third season in New Mexico. It employs approximately 275 New Mexico crew members and 2,200 background performers and extras.

As New Mexico’s economy looks to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic, the film and television industry plays a critical role – providing jobs, opportunities and investment on which so many New Mexicans depend. We recently put together a series of videos featuring New Mexicans who depend on the state’s film and television industry. We invite you to hear their stories HERE.

Believe Albuquerque

AT&T New Mexico is a strong supporter of community organizations focused on improving the lives of our state’s young people. That’s why we launched an initiative we call “Believe Albuquerque” in 2019, focused on youth safety and success.

Since its launch, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have donated more than $200,0001 to local organizations that work with young people in crisis and their families such as All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center, Cuidando Los Ninos, PB&J Family Services and New Day Youth and Family Services. In addition to the financial contributions, AT&T employees have donated their time volunteering with these valuable community organizations.

See It and You Can Be It:

Latinas may be avid users of technology, but they are significantly underrepresented in its creation. According to research, Latinas make up a very small portion of the computing workforce.2

That’s why AT&T recently teamed up with TECHNOLOchicas to host a virtual event aimed at showing local girls the kinds of technology jobs that are available to them at AT&T. We believe if you can see it, you can be it.

Students from Albuquerque’s Garfield Middle School and Valley High School got to hear from Latinas working at AT&T about their jobs and their career paths. They also took part in hands-on activities with the employees, designed to inspire their interest in pursuing a career in technology.

Sincerely,

Bob Digneo
Director, External Affairs – AT&T New Mexico

1  The AT&T Foundation contributed $13K of the $200K the company contributed the remainder.

2  See: https://technolochicas.org/about

Bob Digneo oversees AT&T’s regulatory, legislative and community affairs in New Mexico.

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