Friday, January 18, 2008

Hundreds Attend Job Fair In Pittsfield

Despite the snowy weather, hundreds of people attended a job fair in Pittsfield Thursday and Friday.

It was for Global Contact Services, a company that's looking at opening up an office in the central Maine town. The company, town and state hosted the fair. More than 350 people submitted applications.

The company says it would hire as many as 200 people to work in its call center. "The company is looking for experienced contact center representatives, licensed insurance agents and people with call center management and supervision," said Kathryn Ruth, Piitsfield's Town Manager. "We're very, very pleased with the quality of the applications that we're receiving."

Ruth says the town should find out within the next two months whether GCS will be opening a center in Pittsfield.