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.

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Kristin Rodine: 377-6447

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