News : Verizon to Add 100 Elgin Jobs
Elgin, March 31, 2014 -- Verizon Wireless plans to add 100 full-time positions to its Elgin call center, the company announced.
Verizon said in a release that the Elgin jobs are among a total of 144 full-time positions that will be added before the end of June in the Chicago area. The other positions are based at retail locations throughout the area, it said.
Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website.
Verizon employs about 2,700 people in Illinois, according to the company.
"Verizon Wireless is a growing company in an exciting industry, and we are expanding here in the Chicago area," said Brian Pascoe, president of the Illinois/Wisconsin Region for Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to offering resources to all our employees that help them enjoy work and grow their careers without sacrificing the things that are most important to their families."
"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians," said Michael McMahon, director of business sales, Illinois/Wisconsin region for Verizon Wireless, and former U.S. Army sergeant. "Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate’s military experience. We believe those sometimes intangible skills add value to our company and help a veteran to thrive in a team environment like ours."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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