New Boise call center to hire 1,800 people

Statesman staffJuly 17, 2013 

A company that provides call-center services to government agencies will open a customer contact center in the Treasure Valley.

Maximus Inc., which operates government health and human services programs under contract, will open a center on the Hewlett Packard Co. campus in west Boise, the Idaho Department of Labor said Wednesday. Maximus recently leased HP's vacant, 176,000-square-foot Building 8, according to Thornton Oliver Keller, a Boise commercial real estate company, and Department of Labor spokesman Bob Fick.

The department plans eight job fairs in southwestern Idaho starting Thursday to hire permanent and seasonal customer service representatives and operations support employees.

The job fairs are scheduled for:

Mountain Home – Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Labor office, 1150 American Legion Blvd.

Boise – Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Labor office, 219 W. Main St.

Caldwell – Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Labor office, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St.

Meridian – Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Labor office, 1090 E. Watertower Lane, Suite 100.

Boise – Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Labor office, 219 W. Main St.

Caldwell – Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Labor office, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St.

Meridian – Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Labor office, 1090 E. Watertower Lane, Suite 100.

Payette – Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Labor office, 501 N. 16th St., Suite 107.

The center will operate from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Employees will handle and answer consumer inquiries from across the United States and its territories.

Job seekers can obtain more information about Maximus or complete an application online at www.maximus.com/careers and click on “Current Opportunities" or visit one of the Idaho Department of Labor offices.

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