FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the company's rapid growth, Verizon Wireless is hiring more than 300 employees in the Nashville area at its Franklin and Murfreesboro, Tennessee call centers as well as retail locations throughout the Nashville area. Positions include retail sales representatives, call center representatives, and sales support.
"Verizon currently employs over 2,600 people in Tennessee, and we're experiencing dramatic growth that allows us to further invest in Tennessee jobs," said Jerry Fountain, region president, Verizon Wireless. "Our focus is always on building career paths for our employees; there's tremendous potential for growth in the wireless industry."
Job seekers will meet call center recruiters and use on-site computers to file job applications at two hiring events in July. The first will take place July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verizon's retail store located at 1959 Mallory Lane in Franklin. The second event will take place July 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Verizon call center located at 455 Duke Drive in Franklin.
Verizon is actively seeking to provide career opportunities for returning veterans. "We know veterans return to Tennessee every day to start a new phase of life," said Candice Carter, Verizon talent acquisition manager. "We train our recruiters to recognize the value of military experience in providing both tangible and intangible skills that help them succeed in our company."
The new positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, and new employees at the Verizon call centers will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus. The company is known for promoting diversity and work/life balance. First-rate benefits include health insurance that begins on the first day of employment, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and annual bonuses. Employees also enjoy access to on-site college courses, education study rooms, dining facilities, fitness centers staffed with personal trainers and lactation rooms for new mothers.
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