Teleworks USA to host virtual job fair here


By Michael Cornett - For The Hazard Herald



Eastern Kentucky jobseekers will have the opportunity to apply for 2,500 new national telework jobs on Aug. 25 at two Teleworks USA virtual job fairs in Hazard and Annville for Sutherland CloudSource, a company that provides online support for major national companies, including 1-800-Flowers, The Popcorn Factory, Cheryl’s Cookies, Fannie May Chocolates, and Harry and David.

The job fairs will be held in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both the Teleworks Hub Hazard at 412 Roy Campbell Drive in Perry County, and the Teleworks Hub Annville at 169 Carpenter Drive in Jackson County. The events will feature a live teleconference with company officials, after which Teleworks USA staff will help people submit their online application for employment.

The virtual job fairs are a component of Teleworks USA’s partnership with Sutherland CloudSource, which is seeking consultants for the upcoming holiday season. These positions can be performed either from a home office with a suitable broadband Internet connection and appropriate computer equipment, or at either of Teleworks USA’s Teleworks Hubs in Hazard or Annville.

Though the positions will begin as seasonal work, they may transition into full-time positions based on performance and company demand.

Job duties of a telework consultant include:

Processing orders

Verifying customer information

Documenting actions taken with customers’ accounts

Assisting customers in product and gift selection

Participating in ongoing training sessions

Positions start at $9 an hour. Qualified candidates should be highly PC literate, have the ability to type between 20 and 25 words per minute, and be 18 years of age or older. Previous call center or work-at-home experience is a plus.

Seating will be limited, so pre-register today by going online at ekcep.us/teleworkjobfair, or by calling 606-435-8494.

An initiative of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) Inc., Teleworks USA identifies and develops legitimate remote-work, distance-earning opportunities and helps people prepare for and land these jobs through its website, www.teleworksusa.com. Find Teleworks USA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teleworksusa.

EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services and also administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program, which provides career services to laid-off miners and their spouses. Find out more at www.ekcep.org and www.facebook.com/ekcep.

By Michael Cornett

For The Hazard Herald

Cornett is the director of agency expansion and public relations at the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), and can be reached at 606-435-8482, or at mcornett@ekcep.org.

Cornett is the director of agency expansion and public relations at the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), and can be reached at 606-435-8482, or at mcornett@ekcep.org.

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