Hundreds turn out at job fair for call-center jobs with six firms

krodine@idahostatesman.comMay 7, 2013 

Hundreds of people turned out at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Boise office Tuesday hoping to snare jobs offered by Southwest Idaho call centers.

“We’re a little over an hour into it, and 320 people have been through so far,” Department of Labor Boise Office Manager Derek Harris said about 4:20 p.m. The fair was scheduled to last until 7 p.m.

“There’s a steady flow of people; a line for every employer,” he said. “The employers seem very pleased with the turnout.”

CenturyLink, Citi, DIRECTV, Maximus, Teleperformance, T-Mobile, WDS and Well Fargo interviewed applicants, Harris said.

The number of jobs to be filled falls somewhere between 700 and 1,000, he said.

The jobs pay between $9 and $13.46 an hour plus bonuses.


Kristin Rodine: 377-6447

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service