Jan 6, 2012 10:52 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
MONROE, La. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. underestimated how many people would apply for jobs at its national mortgage records center in Monroe.
The applicants formed a line that stretched around the Monroe Civic Center on Thursday - twice the crowd that Chase expected.
Chase plans to create more than 400 jobs in Monroe during the first half of 2012, including 250 immediately and another 160 in March. Half of the jobs will be permanent and the rest temporary.
The new hires will work in the company's mortgage records
When all of the new jobs are in place, Chase will be
northeastern Louisiana's largest private employer with about 2,600 workers in Monroe.
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