News : Maximus Opening Gates Call Center, 2,000 Jobs Promised
Rochester, NY, USA, July 6, 2016 -- Maximus, a Virginia-based company that provides health care administrative services, is opening a new call center in Gates and looking to hire 2,000 people.
Gates Supervisor Mark Assini and a Maximus spokesperson confirmed the plans on Wednesday, adding that the call center would be inside Rochester Technology Park's Building 5 by Aug. 1.
Assini said the center would need customer service representatives, analysts, accountants and managers. Maximus will soon host a job fair to help fill the immediate openings, Assini said.
"These are brand new jobs," he said. "This will be the single largest input of jobs in this area in a long time."
Maximus spokeswoman Lisa Miles said Wednesday that the company had already begun hiring people, including supervisors, trainers and customer service representatives. She said the Gates move is part of the company's expansion plan for customer contact centers. She wouldn't commit the company to a timetable for the hires, but said it would be an aggressive ramp-up and not take years.
The Maximus expansion could delight local residents hunting for a job or anyone with an affinity for Rochester Tech Park.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Duffy said his organization was thrilled to hear about the expansion.
Duffy said in a statement that Maximus' move makes Rochester's "regional economy even stronger while providing good jobs for the great talent here."
Supervisor Assini said he's meeting with Maximus officials Thursday to coordinate the upcoming job fair. He said the company wants to get started with its Gates operation quickly.
"This isn’t ‘Someday photonics will be this’ or ‘Someday biomedical will be that,’ this is the here and now," he said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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