A Boise call center is recruiting 700 employees a 64 percent increase in its work force to help people with Verizon wireless devices.
WDS, a Xerox company formerly known as Wireless Data Service is holding a job fair from noon to 2 p.m. this Friday, Oct 19, at the Idaho Department of Labor office at 219 W. Main St. in Boise. Company officials will be grilling hot dogs and talking about jobs.
Xerox Corp. officials also will be at the labor office from 10 a.m. to noon next Tuesday, Oct. 23. And the company will welcome walk-ins from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at its offices at 456 N. Kimball Place, Boise.
The Boise office handles customer and technical-support calls for Verizon.
Starting pay is $9 an hour. The jobs are for evening and weekend work. Some shifts offer additional pay.
The company also offers health, dental and vision benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan and performance bonuses.
WDS, a company based in the United Kingdom, opened in Boise four years ago and has 1,100 employees. Xerox acquired the company this summer.
Xerox says it employs 48,000 people at call centers and deals with a million customers a day via phone and Internet.
Bill Roberts: 377-6408