News : Local Call Center Looking for Veterans to Fill Job Openings
Portsmouth, OH, USA, Nov 11, 2015 -- Recovering from physical and mental trauma, many young veterans home from war find it tough to get and keep a good job.
There's news of a local company operated by veterans that's ready, right now, to hire young military veterans by the dozens.
At 10 A.M. every working day, Nick Goodwin, Bobby Hicks and their Portsmouth, Ohio employees honor America with the pledge of allegiance.
But now, the two hometown combat veterans have branched their business out. The start-up Veteran's Financial Group call center, which has a logo that comes from Bobby's eagle tattoo on his leg, is in need of 50 to 100 entry level employees immediately, with an emphasis on hiring young veterans.
"There's a stigma when people return with PTSD or some think they might have PTSD. We want to hire as many of them as we can. We're open to hire anyone, but we're focused on veterans," Hicks said.
The bosses said part-time workers can make between $12,000 and 15,000 a year, while a dedicated full time sales position could net six figures.
Both outbound and inbound calling will cover insurance, financial services and highlight Medicare information for seniors
"When we started this we decided we have a hundred carriers and will answer anyone's questions. They don't have to feel obligated to buy, we just want to help," Goodwin said.
Ernie Heffner, a veteran, said he's thrilled to work at a place run by veterans that helps returning veterans help themselves.
"It offers me purpose, meaning, justice, truth and the American way," Heffner said
Although there is an emphasis on hiring veterans, the jobs are open to anyone in tri-state area.
Those looking to set up interviews and get information on these jobs can call the Veteran's Financial Group.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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