LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - ETECH recruiters are on a mission to hire at least 150 new employees.
Recruiters say the company plans to hire 50 people each week until their roster is filled.
"It's not a seasonal thing. We've done very well with our top 5, Fortune 500 companies, and since we've done so well, they're extending our hours and we're needing more people to fulfill those hours," said Kathryn Williams, ETECH recruiter.
The jobless rate stands at just over 7 percent in both Angelina and Nacogdoches counties. Statistics indicate there are plenty of job seekers in East Texas. ETECH hopes to tap into the available local resources. Which means your next job could be an application away. "If you want a job bad enough, we have a job for you," said Williams.
ETECH is a customer service outsourcing center, or telemarketing center. Williams admits it is not the type of job that everyone likes or can do, therefore, they do have a high turnover rate among employees, however, she says it can be a great opportunity for the right person.
"You do have to pass a computer and typing and grammar test at least a minimum of 80 score. It is a fifth grade grammar test. It's not that hard. It's paid training. So, we'd pay to train you and give you the skills that you need to do a good job," said Williams. Applicants are also required to take a drug test.